According to a report published by Syrian
newspaper Al Watan on Monday, the Croatian weapons include rocket
launchers, surface-to-air missiles in addition to medium, light and
sophisticated arms which have recently entered the country through borders with
The report further accused the US spying services of providing the militants with information about the movements of the Syrian army.
The report said: “The terrorists have started to fan out in a number of small towns in a bid to isolate Daraa from the rest of Syria and to control borders with Jordan.”
On February 26, The New York Times
reported that Saudi Arabia had recently purchased large cargos of infantry and
heavy weapons from Croatia and, through Jordan, funneled them to militants
fighting against the Syrian government.
Officials told that the Times that “multiple planeloads of weapons have left Croatia since December, when many Yugoslav weapons --, previously unseen in the Syrian crisis, began to appear in videos posted by militants on the YouTube.”
Early in March, the Croatian newspaper Jutarnji List also claimed that 3,000 tons of weapons, paid for by Saudi Arabia as requested by the US, have been airlifted from Zagreb airport in 75 planeloads to the militants through Jordan since November.