Syria militants to get heavy weapons from foreign supporters

This screen grab on July 12, 2016 shows a militant firing a US-made TOW missile toward Syrian soldiers positioned on Aleppo's city hall’s rooftop, which is located in a government-held neighborhood. (Photo by AFP)
This screen grab on July 12, 2016 shows a militant firing a US-made TOW missile toward Syrian soldiers positioned on Aleppo’s city hall’s rooftop, which is located in a government-held neighborhood. (Photo by AFP)

Militants in Syria say they are about to receive new types of heavy weapons from their foreign supporters as the Damascus government continues with a major offensive in the northern city of Aleppo.

Colonel Fares al-Bayoush, head of the Northern Division of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) militant group, said Saturday that he expected the delivery of more “heavy weapons, such as rocket launchers and artillery” from their foreign sponsors, Reuters reported.

He, however, said it was not clear whether their supporters would agree to their long-held demand for anti-aircraft missiles.

There are “indications and promises” of more weapons, the militant leader said, but claimed that any increase in arms support for them would be “slight.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

SOURCES: News Now/PRESS TV

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.