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.
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.
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".