Syria: Saudis Pay over $900mln to Supply Terrorists with Cutting-Edge Missiles
“Based on fresh information, a large volume of arms, including TOW anti-tank missiles have been smuggled to Northern Aleppo via Turkish border and have been delivered to the 13th battalion of the Free Syrian Army and al-Nusra Front. Ahrar al-Sham, for the first time, has been equipped with hundreds of missiles, which totally are part of a Saudi-conducted $900mln deal,” the Operation Room said on Monday.
“These missile have been purchased by the Saudi Arabia and have been dispatched by the US to Turkey and then to the terrorist-held regions in Syria,” the Operations Room’s intelligence sources said.
“Nouralddeen al-Zinki and Jund al-Aqsa terrorist groups have received 152mm artilleries coming from Turkey,” the source said, adding, “In the meantime, there are scored of US-trained Saudi officers in terrorist group’s camps to train militants how to use these advanced weapons.”
The US media sources disclosed late in June that a large volume of arms and ammunition sent by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to terrorist-held regions in Syria were found in the black market in Jordan.
The American and Jordanian officials were quoted by the New York Times as claiming that the weapons and ammunition dispatched by CIA and Saudi Arabia to Jordan for Syrian terrorist groups were stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market.
Some of the allegedly stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, a joint investigation by the New York Times and Al Jazeera said.
Jordanian officers who were part of the plan “reaped a windfall” from sale of weapons, using the money to buy iPhones, SUVs and other luxury items, according to the paper, which cited Jordanian officials. CIA could not be immediately reached for comment.