Saudi Arabia increased weapon transfers to Syrian opposition
12:06, 9 October 2015

Saudi Arabia increased weapon transfers to Syrian opposition

Saudi Arabia government provided three anti-Assad insurgent groups with guided anti-tank weapons, BBC informant told

12:06, 9 October 2015


In response to the Russian air strikes in Syria, Saudi Arabia government stepped up its supply of weaponry to three anti-Assad rebel groups there, the Saudi Arabian government official told BBC.

“Free Syrian Army, Jaysh al-Fatah and Southern Front would get increased supplies of modern, high-powered weaponry, including guided anti-tank weapons,” BBC reported.

Related: Russian air group contingent in Syria

Earlier, Russian Ministry of Defence reported about striking 27 targets in Syria on Wednesday, October 8. Russian Su-24M and Su-34 bomber aircraftes attacked upon eight strong points in the residential areas ​​of Homs province. 

September 30 Russian Air Force struck the first airstrike in Syria. The bombing killed at least 30 people, including 12 children. Local media reported that there were no ISIS  militants at that place, and aviation of the Russian Federation is bombing places where the opponents of the Assad regime are located.

Related: Syrian army with Russian air forces launch attack on Assad opponents

The US State Department spokesman John Kirby also stated that the majority of Russia’s military strikes in Syria have not been targeted against ISIS or al-Qaida, and have instead attacked the moderate Syrian opposition.

Reportedly, the US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said that Russian military campaign in Syria will have consequences for the country itself - "the Russians will begin to suffer from casualties".

Related: Russian operation in Syria is cheaper than in Donbas

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