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CIA said to aid in steering arms to Syrian aremed groups
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:33PM
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CIA officers are helping allies decide which Syrian armed groups will receive automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and antitank weapons being funneled across the Turkish border, according to The New York Times.

 

The small number of officers has been operating secretly in southern Turkey for several weeks.

 

The Obama administration also is considering helping the armed groups setup their own intelligence service and providing satellite imagery and other intelligence of Syrian troops locations and movements. stripes.com

 

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“[The U.S.] is providing arms to the Syrian opposition which are being used against the Syrian government,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week, reports USA Today.

 

The CIA, MI6 and Mossad also supported rebels consulted with Obama’s National Security Council and presented a shopping list of heavy weapons, including surface-to-air missiles. Infowars

 

The U.S. military had completed its own planning for how American troops would conduct a variety of operations against Syria, or to assist neighboring countries in the event action was ordered. CNN

 

Much of the planning has centered around Jordan, and U.S. special forces are already on the ground “advising” Jordan on their possible options to take against Syria. Antiwar

 

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