by Asif Shah
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The Syria Army reports they have captured 120 French troops fighting in Homs alongside rebel terrorists.
The government of Syria says According to them, a brigade of 120 French soldiers part of a transmission unit came to support the rebels were caught by forces loyal to the Syrian regime in the region of Zabadani, after they took control of a key neighborhood in the city of homes.
The news of the arrests follow admissions from the Syria rebels to journalists earlier in the week that the US and France were supplying anti-aircraft missiles and other arms to the opposition forces.
So far French and western media outlets have not reported on the claims but instead have been awkwardly silent.
Given recent calls by many European nations to provide the rebels with ammunition and other support, the idea of foreign forces can not be ruled out.
In fact, there have been many rumors and intelligence reports that British special ops are in fact on the ground, directly and arming the rebel forces.
Earlier today the AP reported that the London based SNC, which has been recognized by the EU as the true representatives of people of Syria, was formed in response to EU calls to unify the rebel forces under a single umbrella so they could be supplied with European arms.
It should be noted that at the beginning of the civil war in Libya, which saw the fall of Gaddafi, the loyalist troops had arrested eight members of the British intelligence services initially before releasing them.
For those who have been following the crisis, it is quite clear western forces are following the steps they used to sack Libya.