Germany renews support for Syrian rebels
The Local · 26 May 2013, 14:14
Published: 26 May 2013 14:14 GMT+02:00
Angela Merkel's government is preparing to send medical supplies and several hundred bulletproof vests to the rebel fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), said the magazine.
The German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) is set to resume deliveries of emergency supplies, so-called “Medipacks,” to the FSA, just months after a veto by the German Foreign Office forced them to stop, wrote the magazine.
Germany is now in final negotiations with the rebels to organise deliveries of the supplies, and hopes to get in exchange information on the military situation in Syria.
Germany will not, however, go as far as the UK and France which have recently indicated they wish to help arm the rebels with weapons.