Syrian National Coalition Seeks to Strengthen Their Military Position

Advanced weapons expected to be supplied by Saudi Arabia to…

Advanced weapons expected to be supplied by Saudi Arabia to Syrian rebel fighters to strengthen their currently weak military position, per head of Syrian National Coalition.

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.

“Geneva in these circumstances is not possible. If we are going to go to Geneva we have to be strong on the ground, unlike the situation now, which is weak,” Jarba said on Sunday after returning from the northern Syrian province of Idlib, where he met commanders of rebel brigades.

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