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CIA Said To Be Funneling Arms To Syrian Rebels

June 21 2012


Arab and U.S. intelligence officials say CIA operatives in southern Turkey have been directing arms to Syrian opposition fighters, reports the New York Times.

The weapons in question -- including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and anti-tank weapons -- are being smuggled via a network of intermediaries, including Syria's Muslim Brotherhood, said the officials.

The arms are being paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said.

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