Foreign States Supply Syrian ‘Moderate’ Opposition with New Rocket Launchers in Response to Syrian-Russian Operation in Aleppo

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Syrian ‘moderate’ opposition groups have received new surface-to-surface rocket launchers from several foreign states in order to resist a major Russian-backed offensive in Aleppo.

Foreign States Supply Syrian ‘Moderate’ Opposition with New Rocket Launchers in Response to Syrian-Russian Operation in Aleppo

Syrian ‘moderate’ opposition has received the Grad surface-to-surface rocket launchers, a type of weapons that they have never had before, from several foreign states, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing opposition commander Colonel Fares al-Bayoush. The decision to supply the rocket launchers was made in connection with a major Russian-backed offensive in Aleppo.

According to the commander, the Grad rocket launchers with a range of 22 km and 40 km, which were supplied in a large amount, will be used on battle fronts in Aleppo, Hama and the coastal region.

Al-Bayoush stressed that although ‘opposition fighters’ have previously been provided with the Grad, this is the first time, when this particular type of the rocket launchers had been delivered to them. He noted that each salvo contains 40 rockets, but did not give further details. The Colonel also added that previous rocket launchers of ‘rebels’ were captured from army stores.

According to al-Bayoush, the opposition has repeatedly demanded supply of antiaircraft missile systems, but still has not received it, while other terrorist groups, including the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (previously known as the Al-Nusra Front or the Jabhat al-Nusra) and the Islamic State (IS) have already started to use such weapons systems.

A video, published online on Monday, shows fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), using the Grad rocket launchers against positions of the Syrian Army near Aleppo. Al-Bayoush confirmed that the launchers, shown on video, were a part of the latest supply.

‘Moderate’ opposition groups, fighting at the side of the FSA, have received military aid from states, opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, via a US-backed coordination centre in Turkey.

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  • Athassino

    It’s time for Russia to start using nukes….responsibility for casualties in civilians should make them who arming terrorists.

    • Brad Isherwood

      Syria captured French/German/British special Forces in the past.
      Made no scene…back channel return the trash.
      Capture Israeli. ..Saudi…US….same same….discrete return.

      This conflict has venomous snakes mocking with UN level mind games while attack
      Directly and say they are not.

      Iraq shoots down British and US helicopters and transports bringing goodies to ISIS.
      It’s time Syria and Russia fight …gloves off.

      Long overdue for IAF to get knocked out of the sky : )

      • Jens Holm

        Well, might be an overdue made by You.

    • Jens Holm

      And who are the terrorists than.

      Pocket-nukes for Aleppo or what…

  • Catfish

    I wonder what the us could say if Russia started using drones in the manner the us does to knock out the terrorist groups outside Syria to cut off the supply. Russia probably wouldn’t because of the civilian casualties it causes. If the us or the un were really worried about civilians they’d put a halt to drone assassinations and the saudi led nato backed war in Yemen. Russia should start mentioning this in rebuttals to nato and other terrorist organizations.

  • Time for Russia to supply Hezbollah with very advanced surface to surface and surface to air and anti-air missiles.
    Zionist run Israel is out of control arming Ukraine against Russia, arming NATO against Russia, arming ISIS against Russians and so forth.
    Liberation from Zionism is at hand.

    • Jens Holm

      No its not. Will only escalate.

      Do You believe in it Your self or are You looking for a job as an Imam og Mullah.

  • Payne Degroin

    US is the global sponsor of terror and Russia must counter US evil as the ultimate US/Zionist goal is destabilization of Russia as well

    • Jens Holm

      bork bork