Anti-aircraft missiles show up in Syria

10/18/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Syrian rebels have quietly been obtaining anti-aircraft missiles, according to a Syrian involved with weapons procurement. Video uploaded to the Internet shows rebels using the weapons. The U.S. fears the shoulder-fired missiles could fall into extremist hands, and U.S. officials say the missiles are likely arriving through private smuggling networks rather than from official state sponsors of the rebel factions, such as Turkey or Saudi Arabia.

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