Syrian Jihadist Fighters Getting Western Weapons

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VOA News:

Syria's al-Nusra rebels posted this photo of its fighters using an M-60 anti-tank weapons March 24.
Syria’s al-Nusra rebels posted this photo of its fighters using an M-60 anti-tank weapons March 24.

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Jamie Dettmer
March 25, 2013

A Syrian rebel group the Obama administration considers a terrorist organization is managing to obtain modern anti-tank weapons meant for other groups fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad, according to regional experts.

The Jihadist Jabhat al-Nusra militia is managing to secure weapons being supplied by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to rebel brigades affiliated to the Free Syrian Army, the experts say. The Obama administration considers al-Nusra a terrorist organization because of suspected links with al-Qaida.

The weapons include the Croatian-made M79 portable 90 mm anti-tank gun and M60 recoilless anti-tank weapons. Regional experts say Saudi Arabia and Qatar had been supplying such weapons to rebel units more acceptable to the West, mainly secular or nationalist-focused groups such as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) brigades fighting to oust the Assad government.

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11 Replies to “Syrian Jihadist Fighters Getting Western Weapons”

  1. Nothing learned from Afghanistan??? Do not arm and fund jihadis, because they will turn on you later?? Anyone?? CIA?? NATO??
    What part of “they see you as dirty infidels, who Allah their god has declared war upon” dont you get?? Oh, all of it… Well then it becomes difficult.

  2. Thanks Eeyore 🙂

    You see, I don’t trust my internet provider. They have excluded web sides before, for political reasons.

  3. If we support the jihadis they will hate us. If we don’t support them, they will hate us.

    Either way we lose. But if we follow the latter course, there will be fewer jihadis to fight in the future.

  4. woodyoaks that is a real good laugh.

    Your Holyness the problem is that the political masters of the CIA and the military don’t want to learn the lessons, as far as they are concerned we are the bad guys.

  5. BL@KBIRD take a closer look, the man aiming the recoilless rifle is setting where the exhaust will hit him. It is called recoilless because it uses a rocket that has no recoil.

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