Syrian opposition appeals to allies for heavy arms

By REUTERS
July 29, 2012 14:47

DUBAI - The Syrian opposition appealed on Sunday for its foreign allies to provide with heavy weapons to fight Syrian President Bashar Assad's "killing machine" and said it would soon start talks on forming a transitional government to replace him.

"The rebels are fighting with primitive weapons. We want weapons that we can stop tanks and planes with. This is what we want," Abdelbasset Sida, head of the Syrian National Council (SNC) opposition alliance, told a news conference.

Sida was speaking as rebels and government forces backed by tanks and helicopters fought in the streets of Aleppo, Syria's main commercial city.

Weapons supplies "will make Syrians able to defend themselves against this killing machine," Sida said.


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