In a bid to cool the escalating war of words between the US and Russia and their two top foreign executives Hillary Clinton and Sergey Lavrov, US intelligence circles put the record straight on their mutual charges: They contradicted Clinton’s accusation that Russia was sending attack helicopters to Assad for use against civilians; Moscow was only returning damaged choppers after repairs, they reported, going on to admit American arms were being supplied to Syrian rebels through third countries in the Gulf – spelled out by our military sources as anti-tank missiles via Qatar and the UAE - as first disclosed by DEBKAfile on May 21.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the United States of supplying weapons to Syria’s rebels after Hillary Clinton said Moscow was supplying the Assad regime with “attack helicopters”.