'Syrian rebels receive anti-tank missiles from Saudis'

June 20, 2013 01:36


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The Syrian rebels have received Russian-made "Konkurs" anti-tank missiles from Saudi Arabia and have already used them in Aleppo, the British Telegraph reported on Wednesday night, quoting rebel sources.

The arrival of the missiles to opposition forces confirms reports that an unofficial embargo placed by the White House on its Gulf allies has been lifted, allowing them to send rebels heavy weapons, according to the Telegraph.

The Konkurs are able to penetrate the Syrian army's most advanced Russian-made T72s tanks, the report said.

Rebel sources told the Telegraph that more advanced weapons are on their way.

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