Head of Syrian National Coalition Expecting Advanced Weapons From Saudi Arabia Soon

Says he will not attend peace talks before enjoying more victories against the Assad regime


(Reuters)—The new head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition said he expected advanced weapons supplied by Saudi Arabia to reach rebel fighters soon, strengthening their currently weak military position.

Ahmad Jarba, who has close links to Saudi Arabia, told Reuters in his first interview since being elected president of the coalition on Saturday that the opposition would not go to a proposed peace conference in Geneva sponsored by the United States and Russia unless its military fortunes improve.