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Hazm group and the TOW launcher

New released videos show the group hazm, a group less than a year created and that is related to the FSA to insure the success of the revolution as they say is shown in some online posted videos using TOW rockets.

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One of the member identified as Samer Muhammad claims that the weapons were provided by the Americans.

“More have been promised, should it be proven that the missiles are being used in an effective way,” the source said.

This was said after an anonymous “unnamed” website related to the rebels said that they have received now almost about 20 tow rockets but this time without mentioning their source.

The TOW 2 system launcher
The TOW 2 system launcher

 

However, they added that they were trained to use these weapons with international assistance in safe areas under their control as of Syria’s Idlib, Aleppo and Latakia provinces.

On April 7, Israel’s Debkafile website reported that two Syrian militant groups have been supplied with advanced US weapons, including armor-piercing, optically-guided BGM-71 TOW missiles, thanks to the Pentagon.

According to this website the US Joint Chiefs of Staff recently told Israeli officials that the Suadi Arabia jets could provide cover for American forces to reach southern Syria.

On the other hand, it is said that this new weaponry aid have been accomplished after the agreement of both the American side presented by Obama and the Suadian presented by King abullah to assist the  rebels with new weapons to return the balance in the war after the great achievements of the SAA and Hizbollah and other forces supporting the regime.

Hazm group and the TOW launcher
Hazm group and the TOW launcher

Now qouting PRI website:

“It’s a big deal,” says Andrew Tabler of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “It’s not just that there are weapons going into Syria, it’s that there are American-made weapons.”

Tabler says it doesn’t necessarily mean the United States is supplying anti-tank missiles directly to Syrian rebels. US allies, Turkey and Saudi Arabia, both have supplies of these weapons. And it is probably safe to assume that one or both of these countries is providing them to the Syrian opposition, Tabler says.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia both want to see the end of the Assad regime, and they both have been providing arms to the Syrian opposition.

“We can also assume, to a large degree, that this is done with the knowledge of the American government,” Tabler says. “This would be in keeping with recent discussions about an uptick in support to the Syrian rebels.”

Administration officials are keeping quiet about the TOW missiles. But Frederic Hof of the Atlantic Council says the appearance of American anti-tank missiles in Syria seems to represent a shift in thinking for the Obama administration. Hof was US special envoy for Syria in 2012.

“It’s a belated acknowledgment on the part of the United States that what’s left of the nationalist armed opposition inside Syria really needs some assistance,” Hof says.

In other words, the so-called moderate opposition forces in Syria that the Obama adminstration says it supports now have their backs against the wall. And the White House might be trying to throw them a lifeline.

“It appears that the United States at long last is moving into a position of really influencing, if not directing, who gets what inside Syria in terms of arms and equipment for the armed opposition,” Hof says.

The Obama administration has been wary of providing weapons to Syrian rebels, fearing they might see US-supplied arms fall into the hands of extremist groups. Opposition forces in Syria are bitterly divided. At times, they have killed each other. Some rebel groups are linked with al-Qaeda.

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. Great job America. Your people are against going to war with Syria, so you instead hired religious fanatics and give them the weapons of the US soldiers behind the backs of your people. Should the religious fanatics take over Syria, you would then later on make a war on them, fighting people using your own advanced weaponry.

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