[Sputnik] Former DIA Chief: US Weapon Delivery to Opposition to Escalate Syria Crisis

Former chief of the US Defense Intelligence Agency Michael Flynn claims that US arming Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles could lead to a further escalation of the conflict.
US arming Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles could lead to a further escalation of the conflict, former chief of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Michael Flynn said Monday.
The Washington Post reported Friday that US-backed opposition factions in Syria had asked Washington to supply them with anti-aircraft missiles, allegedly to defend their positions against Russian airstrikes. Moscow previously denied targeting political opposition groups, saying it struck specifically at Islamic States‘ targets.