US Delivers 3,000 Tons of Weapons and Ammo to Al-Qaeda, [IS] and Others in Syria
Rebels Reported Use US Stinger Missiles. How Is This Possible? Aaron
Klein, Breitbart Jerusalem
(Photo: Russia's Lavrov says Syrian rebels have 50 Stingers)
Syria Rebels Reported Use US Stinger Missiles. How Is This Possible? Aaron Klein, Breitbart Jerusalem.
“…Al-Qaeda-affiliated rebels from the Al-Nusra Front reportedly captured the pilot alive and brought him to their headquarters. He has since been identified as Col. Khaled Saeed, and he appeared in an Al-Nusra propaganda video confirming his capture.
“The event marks the second time the Syrian government says it was attacked in recent weeks by rebels deploying antiaircraft missiles. The Syrian military last month said one of its warplanes was shot down in western Syria in March.
“The L.A. Times provided some background on the rebels’ attempts to obtain anti-aircraft weapons:
“Earlier in the war, rebel groups managed to obtain some shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles from Syrian Army depots and from the government of Qatar. They have long argued that they need a reliable supply of the missiles, known as man-portable air-defense systems.
“The United States, Saudi Arabia, and other backers have rejected their pleas amid concern that the missiles could fall into the hands of Islamist militants and be used against Western targets.
“So just how did the rebels suddenly obtain the missiles? Were they transferred by an Arab government that opposes the Assad regime or Syria’s Russian backers?...”
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