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article imageFirst delivery of U.S. equipment arrives in Syria: Sources

By Saunon Malek     Jun 23, 2013 in World
A report issued by Fars News reveals the first U.S. delivery of cargo to Syria, which includes tens of retired military officials as well as other military equipment.
A source told Fars News, "An American C-130 plane carrying a cargo of hi-tech telecommunications equipment and devices and 57 retired US officers landed in Turkey’s Hatay province this morning."
Due to the sensitivity of the information, the source asked to remain unnamed, and further stated, “The US officers crossed the border with Syria via Reyhanli (in Hatay province) and their goal is to take charge of the central command of all military activities of armed rebels in Syria."
Earlier in June, the US Daily reported that the U.S. was making preparations to deliver weapons to Syria via bases in Turkey and Jordan. Following the U.S. government's decision to dispatch weapons to the rebels, the Washington Post and the U.S. Daily predicted, "The bases are expected to begin conveying shipments of weapons and ammunition within weeks."
The first batch of delivered equipment is to be the first of many other shipments to come, which are predicted to be containing small arms such as assault rifles and RPGs - weapons which the Obama administration has planned to hand over to the Syrian opposition.
The crisis in Syria has been an ongoing conflict, initially beginning in February of 2011. Foreign sponsored militancy by nations such as Israel, Qatar, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, has been a prime contributor to the death of more than 90,000 in the Syrian Arab Republic.
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