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Good evening I'm Brett -- secretary of state Hillary Clinton is accusing Russia of sending attack helicopters to Syria.
And the regime of embattled president -- -- -- Russia has previously promised not to supply arms to the government.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is following this breaking story from the Pentagon getting Jennifer.
Good evening Brett in a candid moment Secretary Clinton revealed the Russians are supplying the aside regime.
With the new shipment of helicopters that she fears will be used against Syrian civilians.
We are concerned about the latest -- information we have that there are attack helicopters.
On the way from -- to Syria.
Which will escalate.
The conflict quite dramatically.
The helicopters referred to by Secretary Clinton are Russian made MI seventeen helicopters.
The same type of helicopter that the US military is -- for the Afghan air force from the same state run Russian arms dealer.
The US army has a 375.
Million dollar no bid contract.
To -- 21 of these helicopters.
Recent amateur video from here in the city of Homs.
Shows the Syrian army using helicopter gunships to fire on civilian areas.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Republican senator John Cornyn of Texas asked.
Why the -- got -- purchasing Russian arms quote.
I remain deeply troubled that the DOD would knowingly do business with a firm that has enabled.
Mass atrocities in Syria such actions by Ross -- -- on export warrant the renewal of US sanctions against it.
Not a billion dollar DOD contract.
Today the UN peacekeeping chief declared that Syria is now enveloped in a civil war the Obama administration and the United Nations however.
Still have not imposed an arms embargo on Syria.
Which would prevent Russian weapons from re supplying the regime threat to have -- a lot of the Pentagon Jennifer thank you more on this with the panel -- --
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