Syrian Rebels Now Better Armed With Help of Saudi Arabia

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A member of the Free Syrian Army aims his machine gun while on a truck near Nairab military airport in Aleppo February 26, 2013. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib (SYRIA - Tags: CONFLICT POLITICS) - RTR3EBGH


A higher grade of weapons is reaching Syrian rebel fighters from foreign countries. The New York Times reports that Saudi Arabia is purchasing weapons in Croatia for anti-government fighters. Joshua Landis is director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies program at the University of Oklahoma. He also writes the blog, Syriacomment. He says he constantly receives photos and videos from Syria showing that the rebels are better armed, though they are still no match for the Syrian government forces.
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