Iran Floods Syria With Weapons

    Syrian men search for their relatives amongst the bodies of civilians executed and dumped in the Quweiq river, in the grounds of the courtyard of the Yarmouk School, in the Bustan al-Qasr district of Aleppo on March 11, 2013. More than 30 bodies have been found in the last two days in the Quweiq River. AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ        (Photo credit should read JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

    Syrians search bodies in Aleppo on March 11. (JM Lopez/AFP/Getty)

    Iran is secretly stepping up its military support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, flooding the country with weapons, according to an exclusive report by Reuters. Iran’s increasing aid puts it in line with Russia as one of Syria’s strongest allies in an increasingly messy civil war and border battle with Turkey. The weapons sent to Syria are reportedly flown over Iraq, which appears to be turning the other way. A Western diplomat familiar with the conflict says Iran is now “playing now a crucial role” in Syria’s interminable war.

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