[QODLink]
Middle East

US arms reach Syrian rebels

Recent shipment of US made anti-tank weapons sent to a moderate fighting force could signal a shift in policy.

Last updated: 24 Apr 2014 13:42
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

The armed opposition inside Syria remains divided.

The West has been hesitant to provide advanced weapons because of the growing influence of radical groups.

But a recent shipment of US-made anti-tank weapons to a moderate fighting force could signal a shift in policy.

The Islamic Front has told Al Jazeera it believes the shipment is part of US efforts to create a new loyal force.

Al Jazeera’s Zeina Khodr reports from Antakya in neighbouring Turkey. 

75

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
Assam officials upset that WWII-era Stillwell Road won't be used in transnational highway linking four Asian nations.
Informal health centres are treating thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey, easing the pressure on local hospitals.
Indonesian and Malaysian authorities are keeping a close eye on local supporters of the hard-line Middle East group.
Wastewater ponds dot the landscape in US states that produce gas; environmentalists say they’re a growing threat.
China President Xi Jinping's Mongolia visit brings accords in the areas of culture, energy, mining and infrastructure.
join our mailing list