Fri, Nov 30, 2012 - Page 7 News List

Syrian rebels turn corner in war

UP IN THE AIR:Experts say downing two government aircraft was a turning point, because if the rebels can cripple the air force, the regime will lose its edge

AFP, TOURMANIN, Syria

“It’s a red line the rebels and their supporters have crossed,” Balanche added.

Syria’s revolt is supported by Turkey, several Gulf states and the West, while Russia, China and Iran assist to al-Assad’s regime.

“Now the Russians will certainly give the Syrians more sophisticated equipment,” Balanche said.

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