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    Riyadh Plans to Continue to Provide Military Support to Syrian Opposition

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    Riyadh to pursue further military support to the Syrian opposition, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Riyadh plans to continue to provide military support to the Syrian opposition, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir said.

    "We will continue to support the opposition. Our argument has been from the very beginning that we should provide the opposition with more weapons and more lethal weapons, including surface to air missiles, including more sophisticated anti-tank weapons, so that we can change the balance of power," Adel Jubeir told France 24 on Tuesday.

    However, the foreign minister underscored that Riyadh would only support the opposition on the basis of a consensus with other countries that also support the opposition in Syria.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition groups, including Western-backed allegedly moderate factions and terrorist formations.

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