Rebel Arms Flow Is Said to Benefit Jihadists in Syria

(New York Times) David E. Sanger - Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats. "The opposition groups that are receiving most of the lethal aid are exactly the ones we don't want to have it," said one American official.

2012-10-15 00:00:00

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