Report: French military advisers meet with rebels inside Syria
French military advisers have met Syrian rebels inside the war-torn country in recent weeks with a view to identifying recipients for possible weapons supplies, Le Figaro newspaper reported Friday.
The French agents had held face-to-face talks with a Free Syrian Army leader “in the area between Damascus and Lebanon,” the paper quoted an unnamed leader of the Syrian opposition as saying.The source was also quoted as saying that U.S. and British agents had also held meetings on Syrian soil with rebels fighting President Bashar Assad’s regime.“The French experts want to know who is doing what,” the opposition leader told the newspaper.They also wanted to determine the “operational capacity of each group” and their “political colors.”The newspaper said an unnamed French military source had confirmed the meetings involving French agents.
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