Washington has already admitted to providing logistical and communication assistance to militants in Syria, but now there reports of a covert US plan to practically arm them.
The recent reports said a wide range of modern weapons would be sent to Syria through Washington’s regional allies, such as Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.
The leaders of the terrorists in Syria held a very secret meeting accompanied of many agents from Western countries in a luxurious hotel in Antalya( southwestern Turkey). One of the Leaders of FSA said the meeting was just like the one held in Qatar. He said the meeting started on 28th November. The member of FSA said the 550 participants were the commanders and terrorists representative from all Syrian Regions. Intelligence Officials from U.S, U.K, France, Gulf States, Jordan were all present at the meeting. After this meeting it is said they chose Brigader General Selim İdris as the Chif of Staff of the FSA.
According to diplomatic sources, Americans have bought some of the weapons, including Russian-made Strela 2 missiles, from the stockpiles of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Ghaddafi. Strela 2 or SA-7 is a man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude surface-to-air missile system.
The Syrian government has repeatedly criticized the US and its regional allies, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey, for funding and arming anti-Damascus militants.
The US has already provided some USD 25 million to armed groups in Syria, calling it non-lethal aid to help them purchase communications devices.
Syria has been the scene of unrest since March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of security forces, have lost their lives in the violence.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
Western states have been calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s removal from power. However, Russia and China are strongly opposed to the Western drive to oust the Syrian head of state.