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The Washington Post: Syrian rebels asked the US missile "surface to air" for the protection of the Russian aircraft

on Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:47 pm
According to the newspaper, the commanders of the two moderate Islamist groups asked the US government to put pressure on Russia, so that she ceased to attack the rebels, or to provide them with air defense.

Syrian rebels, who support the United States, on Friday appealed to the administration of President Barack Obama to provide them with missiles "ground-to-air" to guard against Russian aircraft, according to The Washington Post.

According to the US publication, the commander of the moderate Islamist group "Liwa al-Jabal Sukur" Hassan Haj Ali asked the US government to put pressure on Russia, so that she ceased to attack them or to provide them with means of defense.

"If they do not help us, the people lose confidence in our supporters, and this will lead to an increase in extremism," - he said.

On the same request to the representative of the United States addressed the group "al-Izza Tadzhamu" Moarati Mustafa, who said on Friday that the Russians attacked rebel positions in El Latamane. Moarati said that his group had received from the US-controlled anti-tank missiles.

As the representative of the US military, the transfer request is considered MANPADS Syrian rebels. However, before such requests were not met, since the US authorities are worried that the weapons fall into the hands of terrorists.

September 30 the Kremlin has received authorization from the Council of the Federation to conduct military operations on the territory of other states. On the same day, Russian aircraft struck first after the decision of the Federation Council airstrike against militants in Syria LIH.

The world's media appeared information that Homs, which was bombed by Russian aircraft, under the control of the opposition, not militants LIH. Reuters reported that Russian aircraft in north-west Syria, hit by a group of Syrian rebels in the wounding eight people. The White House said that Russia could face negative diplomatic consequences if it strikes in Syria by extremists. "Mr Putin and I talked about the fact that the strikes have applied for an" Islamic state "and only" Islamic state ". We see no other purposes", - he stressed the President of France Francois Hollande, commenting on the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Russian General Staff said that the clock is applied to air strikes from the air base "Hmeymim" the entire depth of Syria and three days have undermined the material base of the terrorists. And promised to increase the intensity of the attacks. In Russian
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