Damascus Threatens to Arm Kurds with Missiles if Turkey Continues Meddling in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Damascus has warned Ankara to drop support for terrorist groups fighting Bashar al-Assad’s government, threatening that it will arm Turkey’s Kurdish insurgents with missiles if Ankara continues meddling in Syria’s domestic affairs, sources revealed on Saturday.

Al Manar news website quoted Syrian Kurdish sources as saying that Damascus has sent a warning signal to Ankara and asked the Turkish government to end interference in Syria, specially its direct interference in Syria’s Northwestern province of Idlib.

“Damascus has warned Ankara that its continued interfering policies on Syria will force Damascus to arm Turkey’s Kurdish opposition and supply them with heavy and light weapons,” the sources said on the condition of anonymity, adding that the arms supply will include Kornet anti-tank guided missile.

Reports from Syria said that Ankara is playing a major role in the events taking place in Syria, specially through providing weapons and logistical backup for terrorists.

Western media outlets reported that Turkey and the United States have expanded intelligence cooperation in a joint campaign against Syria.

Officials said Ankara and Washington have agreed to high-level intelligence sharing and coordination to help armed rebels and terrorists oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The officials said the cooperation would include helping the rebels, WorldTribune said in a report.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

In October, calm was eventually restored in the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies are seeking hard to bring the country into chaos through any possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of stirring unrests in Syria once again.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad’s government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons – most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past – has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

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Categories: Colonialism, Imperialism, Imperialist War, International, Reactionary Watch, Syria, Turkey

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