Report: Russian and Iranian arms give Assad edge in Syria

June 2, 2013 08:28

A Middle Eastern intelligence official told The Washington Post that sophisticated weapons that Iran and Russia have provided to Syrian President Bashar Assad has "cemented an advantage" gained by his forces in recent weeks with the arrival of Hezbollah fighters from Lebanon. 

“We’re seeing a turning point in the past couple of months, and it has a lot to do with the quality and type of weapons and other systems coming from Iran and Russia,” the official said. 

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