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Syria rebels seize ammo depot
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| Published August 03, 2013 AFP
Posted on 08/03/2013 11:14:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
BEIRUT (AFP) Rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime captured an arms and ammunition dump in the Qalamun area near Damascus early on Saturday, a watchdog said.
In the north, fighting between Kurds and jihadists raged as the main opposition National Coalition called on armed groups there to "exercise restraint".
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said several groups, including the jihadist Al-Nusra Front, were behind the capture of the depot of anti-tank weapons and rockets.
"Liwa al-Islam, Al-Nusra Front, Al-Tawhid battalion, the Maghaweer (rebel commando force) and the Qalamun Martyrs' battalion... captured an ammunitions depot near the village of Qaldun in the Qalamun area" northeast of the capital, the Britain-based Observatory said.
They seized "anti-tank weapons and ground-to-ground Grad missiles, as well as a variety of other ammunition, after clashes overnight from Friday to Saturday", it said.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alnusra; iran; israel; kurdistan; lebanon; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
posted on 08/03/2013 11:26:01 PM PDT
(If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
Captured a depot that didn't exist until the US set it up for them? Maybe it was a nice discrete way of supplying the "rebels?"
posted on 08/04/2013 12:29:52 AM PDT
by Cowboy Bob
(Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...
posted on 08/04/2013 12:30:34 AM PDT
(It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
[Earlier this week, jihadist groups linked to Al-Qaeda took hostage some 200 Kurdish civilians in the northwestern province of Aleppo.]
We are supporting a war against Christians, Jews and Kurds.
posted on 08/04/2013 1:29:08 AM PDT
by Brad from Tennessee
(A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
To: Cowboy Bob
I was thinking that too. Seems staged to me.
posted on 08/04/2013 4:23:02 AM PDT
To: Cowboy Bob
And handed them the key to the front door.
posted on 08/04/2013 6:50:21 AM PDT
(This reply was mined before it was posted.)
To: Cowboy Bob
“Captured a depot that didn’t exist until the US set it up for them?”
I missed that part of the story. How does that work?
posted on 08/04/2013 2:24:50 PM PDT
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