Syria

Syrian Rebels Claim They Have Received Anti-Air and Anti-Tank Weapons

Says they come from "brotherly nations"

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(CNN) — Syrian rebels have received heavy weapons—including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles—from "brotherly nations that support the Syrian revolution," a rebel spokesman said Friday.

Free Syrian Army political and media coordinator Louay Almokdad told CNN during a phone call from Istanbul that Free Syrian Army leaders believe the weapons "will be a turning point" in the war against government forces "and will definitely change the rules of the war on the ground."