US arms Syrian rebels with first heavy weapons, anti-tank BGM-71 TOW missiles – raising war stakes

US arms Syrian rebels with first heavy weapons, anti-tank BGM-71 TOW missiles – raising war stakes

At what point will these weapons be used against the USA?

US arms Syrian rebels with first heavy weapons, anti-tank BGM-71 TOW missiles – raising war stakes .
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2014, 8:56 AM (IDT)

BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile
BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile

Two Syrian rebel militias judged moderate in Washington have in the last few days taken delivery and begun using – mostly in the Idlib region – the first advanced US weapon to be deployed in more than three years of civil war, debkafile’s military sources reveal. It is the heavy anti-tank, optically-tracked, wire-guided BGM-71 TOW, which is capable of piercing 50mm thickness of Syrian tank armor and Syrian fortifications at a range of 4 kilometers. Armed with this weapon now are Brig-Gen. Abdul-Hila al Bashir, the new commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army, which is headquartered at the Golan town of Quneitra, and Jamal Maarouf, head of the rebel Syrian Revolutionary Front fighting in the north.

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