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Syrian National Army denies receiving weapons from Germany

November 28, 2019 at 12:33 am

Syrian National Army (SNA) members hang a Syrian National Army flag on 17 October 2019 in Tal Abyad, Syria. [Anadolu Agency – Anadolu Agency]

The opposition Syrian National Army (SNA) yesterday denied recent reports that it had received German-made tanks from Turkey.

The defence ministry of the interim government told Arabi21 that the news was “groundless”, stressing that all the weapons that were used by its members in the so-called Turkish-led “Operation Peace Spring”  was the same as those it had before the start of the military campaign.

The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, officially known as the Syrian National Army or simply the National Army, is an armed Syrian opposition structure mainly composed of Syrian Arab, Syrian Kurds and Syrian Turkmen rebels operating in northwestern Syria. It was set up on 30 December 2017 it was made up of military deserters who joined the ranks of the opposition after the Syrian civil war began in 2011.

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