RT: Syrian suffering: ‘Rebels armed with US-made missiles’Published: 06 November, 2012, 22:17
Washington has previously denied allegations of supplying the Syrian rebels with weapons. “I certainly don’t know of us providing any such missiles in that area,” US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in October.
But Eric Denece, the director of the French Center for Intelligence Studies, is certain that the Syrian rebels are receiving strong support from the US.
“Most of the time [it comes] through the Turkish, channel as well as through Qatari and Saudi channels,” he told RT.
Syrian opposition looking for ways to cooperateRepresentatives of the Syrian opposition are in Doha, Qatar for a four-day meeting in a bid to become more efficient. But some have already expressed discontent, saying new names represent old political blocs, RT`s Paula Slier reports.
The main opposition body – the Syrian National Council – will broaden its base to accommodate 200 new members, representing 13 political groups and some independents, an SNC spokesman said on Monday.
The first meeting of the restructured body is due on Tuesday.
The SNC has been criticized for its inefficiency and for being detached from Syrian realities. The Doha meeting has been promoted by the US and its allies, who want to see a more cohesive opposition leadership in Syria.
Another meeting on Syria taking place in Doha on Tuesday was the Friends of Syria meeting, which included diplomats from the US, France and the UK, Al Jazeera reports, saying they are set to meet the head of SNC as well.