Syrian rebels get new rockets from foreign states - commander

by Reuters
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:15 GMT

BEIRUT, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Foreign states have given Syrian rebels surface-to-surface Grad rockets of a type not previously supplied to them in response to a major Russian-backed offensive in Aleppo, a rebel commander told Reuters on Wednesday.

The Grad rockets with a range of 22 km and 40 km have been supplied in "excellent quantities" and will be used on battlefronts in Aleppo, Hama and the coastal region, rebel commander Colonel Fares al-Bayoush said. (Reporting by Tom Perry; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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