Saudi America Supplies Militants in Syria with TOW Antitank Missiles
A Zionist Saudi official announced that his country has supplied the militants in Syria with a new batch of TOW antitank missiles as the Syrian army forces backed by Russian warplanes continue to gain ground in the Arab country.
BBC correspondent Frank Gardner tweeted that a Saudi official confirmed the delivery of 500 TOW antitank missiles to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The delivery of the TOW missiles — which have also been provided by the CIA — will allegedly increase the capabilities of the militants.
TOW missiles, as Popular Mechanics notes, are guided missiles that could thoroughly damage tanks, armored carriers, and other vehicles. And, unlike other projectiles used against armored targets, such as RPGs, TOW missiles can be used from a considerable distance.
The missiles, however, do nothing to counter Russia’s continued airstrikes against Takfiri militants’ positions.
Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. The violence fuelled by Takfiri groups has so far claimed the lives of over 240,000 people, according to reports.
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25, Su-24M and Su-34 attack aircraft, with the support of Su-30 jets, commenced precision airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria on September 30, following a request from Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Russian defense Ministry said on Saturday that Russian warplanes in Syria bombed 29 field camps and other facilities of the ISIL terrorist group in the past 24 hours.
“Our aviation group over the past day has destroyed two militant command centers, 29 field camps, 23 fortified facilities and several troop positions with military hardware,” ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said, RT reported.
He added that the Russian effort has “considerably degraded” the strength of the terrorist groups in Syria.
“During the initial phase of the operation, our warplanes have destroyed the biggest and most important supply hubs of the ISIL,” Konashenkov said.
This resulted in the “mobility and offensive capability” of the militants being reduced, he said.
The Russian Air Force conducted 64 sorties and hit a total of 55 targets, he said.