Syrian rebels are armed by outside forces: report
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Syrian army defectors gather at the mountain resort town of Zabadani, Syria, near the Lebanese border. AP PhotoSyrian rebels are being armed by outside forces, according to reports and officials from Russia, Iran and Egypt.
Iran’s deputy foreign minister accused the U.S. government and Arab countries of arming the rebels a few days after talks with Russian officials. Egypt has also warned against an upcoming civil war if the flow of weapons from outside forces continues, echoing previous statements by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Several media outlets in the region have claimed that NATO bases are being used to train rebels.
Qatar and Saudi Arabia are reportedly supplying funding for the training.