‘Saudi Arabia is to increase its supplies of “lethal” weaponry to Takfiri groups operating in Syria, as their reign of terror is diminishing following Russia’s massive anti-terrorist campaign in the war-torn Arab country, a new report says.

Riyadh would dispatch an arsenal of modern, high-powered weaponry, including guided anti-tank weapons, to three foreign-sponsored militant groups of Jaish al-Fatah (the Army of Conquest), the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Southern Front, the state-run BBC reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed “well-placed Saudi government official”.

The official further said that Qatar and Turkey had been playing a key role in maintaining the Saudi support for militants fighting against Syrian government forces. He also did not rule out the possibility of supplying surface-to-air missiles to militants.’

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