SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the countries providing insurgents with weapons to fight Syrian government forces, a spokeswoman for the so-called Syrian National Council (SNC) says.
SNC spokeswoman Bassma Kodmani told France’s Europe 1 radio on Monday that there are certain countries that are providing “light and conventional weapons.”
“It is Qatar, Saudi Arabia, it is maybe a little bit Libya with what it has left over from its own battle,” she said.
The spokeswoman said the insurgents are desperately looking for arms, adding that some states were also providing them with money to buy weapons on the black market.
Kodmani said that insurgents are looking for more advanced weapons to confront the Syrian Air Force.
Since March last year, Syria has seized huge caches of weaponry, including rockets and anti-tank missiles, smuggled into the country from Lebanon and Turkey.
Meanwhile, the UN has pulled out its observers from the largest Syrian city of Aleppo due to the worsening situation in the city.
Josephine Guerrero, a UN peacekeeping spokeswoman, said some twenty unarmed monitors were returned to the mission’s headquarters in the capital Damascus at the weekend.
The Syrian government forces have pounded the insurgents’ major positions in several districts of Aleppo, including the Salahuddin neighborhood.—www.shafaqna.com/english
Source: WR NEWS