Posts Tagged ‘Assad’

The US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has warned that Russia is sending Attack Helicopters to the aid of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a move she warns would only escalate the already tense atmosphere in the country.

The UN and several countries have blamed Assad’s regime for masterminding the deaths, torture and kidnapping of the regime’s opponents which have been ongoing in Syria recently. Most notably the Homs massacre.

China and Russia have stood behind the Syrian regime throughout the duration of the 15 month long conflict, and this new move by Moscow could spell doom for the UN plan to put an end to the crisis.

In related news, there are also reports emerging that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are arming Anti-Assad forces, increasing fears of a full blown civil war.