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Syria: Reports of helicopter shipments underscore need for arms embargo

Headline Title:  Syria: Reports of helicopter shipments underscore need for arms embargo 19 June 2012 The increased use of helicopters by the Syrian army is putting civilians at even greater risk and further strengthens the case for an international arms embargo, Amnesty International said today amid reports that a Russian ship carrying strike helicopters to Syria had been stopped in the North Sea.The UK Foreign Office said on Tuesday that it was “aware of a ship carrying a consignment of refurbished Russian-made attack helicopters heading to Syria”. The ship is now reported to be…

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