Washington's Syria-bound weapons arrive in Jordan
Iran Press TV
Tue Feb 4, 2014 4:0PM GMT
A US airplane loaded with weapons and ammunition for foreign-backed militants fighting in Syria has landed in neighboring Jordan, local media reveal.
Jordanian media said the weapons cargo was unloaded in the Mafraq Airport, some 80 kilometers north of capital, Amman.
It has also been disclosed that a new batch of 1,500 gunmen have completed training in a center there for fighting in Syria and are now ready to join thousands of other foreign-backed militants in the war-torn country.
In January, US security officials disclosed news on the secret endorsement of a bill by Congress to fund weapons shipments to Syria militants through Jordan.
The weaponry, including variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets, are flowing to the so-called moderate militants fighting in the south of the country.
The officials said the US Congress has funded the delivery of weapons behind closed doors through the end of government fiscal year which is on September 30, 2014.
Meanwhile, Syria's top Christian leaders have recently visited Washington to call on the US administration to stop supporting Syria militants.
Leaders of five Christian denominations in Syria have also called on Washington to pressure countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey to stop sending foreign militants into Syria.
Nearly 130,000 people have been killed and millions displaced due to the Western-backed militancy that has gripped Syria for almost the past three years.
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