CIA Continues to Supply TOW Missiles to ‘Syrian Rebels’ Involved in Child Beheading

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Syrian “US-backed rebel group” Nour al-Din al-Zenki became widely known past July after beheading a child near Aleppo city and posting the video of this.

Initially, some mainstream media attempted to defend the ‘moderate opposition group’, explaining that it was a “mistake” and an isolated case.

However, under the pressure of public opinion, the US State Department was pushed to announce that the US may consider withdrawing its support from “rebels” if reports of beheading of 14-year old boy are confirmed.

Nour al-Din al-Zenki was a “CIA-vetted” group and was receiving TOW missiles through the CIA program.

The subsequent developments showed that child beheadings are not enough reason for the CIA to withdraw its support from Nour al-Din al-Zenki.

The group continues to use US-supplied TOW missiles.

On November 21, the group’s official Twitter page released a photo of group member, using a US-supplied missile.

Then, “moderate rebels” published a video, confirming this.

Sentense: Considering high intensity of battles in which the group is involved in Syria (for example in Aleppo city and in its countryside), there are almost no doubts that it uses newly-delivered missiles

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  • Barba_Papa

    Raise your hand if you’re actually surprised by this.

  • john mason

    How do they obtain the weapons? With all of the surveillance being carried out by Russia and Syria they never seem to be able to disclose this.

    • jj

      Syria doesn’t control a very large part of its borders, and Russia is only focused and helping certain particular regions/area.
      I also think that Russia is not acting around the Turkish/Syrian border so much due to the Turkish shooting down their planes last year, and also not wanting to act too aggressively against Turkey.

    • Bob

      CIA deliveries are supplied from adjoining states, either Turkey or Jordan. For Zinki militants based in Idlib, supplies would be driven down from Turkey. CIA operatives are based in sourth Turkey in control rooms and liaise with militants to organize delivery. There are trucks constantly crossing from Turkey in northern sectors of Syria, out of SAA control, and is good source of business for Turkish haulage companies as being paid in cash by Saudi’s. Big munitions convoys like earlier in war are no longer safe as Russians hit a few to make an example of them, but many trucks still run the routes daily. During last major ceasefire hundreds of Czech made Grad artillery missiles appeared in Idlib right after large ‘humanitarian convoy’ driven from Turkey entered Idlib.

    • Philip Andrews

      the easiest thing in the world is smuggling weapons into Syria… no amount of surveillance can stop every person, donkey, Toyota, farmers cart from using pathways no one else knows of as well as highways, as well as paths of corruption from ISIS/Islamist Erdogan that enable blind eye smuggling… get the picture?