Russia accused of sending attack helicopters in support of Syrian president
Contributed By Roy Denish
The Obama administration warned on Tuesday that 15-month-old Syrian strife would escalate into a deadlier situation and accused Russia for sending helicopter gunships in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.
“We are concerned about the latest information about that there are attack helicopters on the way to Syria from Russia,” the Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at a public appearance with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Washington.
Several observers have voiced their serious concern over the situation in Syria, and many of them anticipate an all-out civil war if the powerful western nations do not interfere to stop the violence in Syria in which several thousands have been killed in fighting between troops loyal to President Assad and rebels. Within the last two weeks, at least 200 persons, including women and children, have been killed in violence, and UN observers were shot at.
Moscow has been criticized by many western nations for the soft approach on the Syrian issue. Moscow has repeatedly said that it would not support an international plan to bring peace to the country and denied accusations that it was supplying arms to Syrian regime to quell any anti-government dissent.
As the talks have failed to bring about a peaceful end and sending Russian helicopter gunship seems adding fuel to the fire, a defense analyst said.
According to statistics at least 13,000 people have died in the violence.