TOW Missiles Supplied to Syrian Rebels

This video shows Syrian rebels utilizing TOW missiles against forces loyal to President Assad.

“Still, the U.S. plan calls for both small arms and more powerful weapons such as TOW missiles, which can penetrate tanks and other armored vehicles. Rebel forces were pictured last week with some of the first TOW missiles, and sources say that the effort will expand throughout the next year. It’s uncertain if the U.S. is sending the TOW missiles through Saudi Arabia, which is also supporting the rebels.” (NPR).

For more information see:

Bulos, Nabih. “Video shows Syrian rebels may have U.S.-made antitank missiles.” LA Times. April 24, 2014. http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-syria-tank-tow-missiles-20140424,0,6489256.story#ixzz30PoEXTbp

FAS. “TOW.” https://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/tow.htm

NPR. “CIA Is Quietly Ramping Up Aid To Syrian Rebels, Sources Say.”April 23, 2014. http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/04/23/306233248/cia-is-quietly-ramping-up-aid-to-syrian-rebels-sources-say

Sly, Liz. “Syrian rebels who received first U.S. missiles of war see shipment as ‘an important first step’.” Washington Post. April 27, 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syrian-rebels-who-received-first-us-missiles-of-war-see-shipment-as-an-important-first-step/2014/04/27/61ec84d8-0f53-4c9f-bf0a-c3395819c540_story.html

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