Muslimpress:As the military support for Syrian government continues by Russia, the U. S officials claim that Syrian fighters have started using new weapons. The Syrian military reportedly has started using new air and ground weapons supplied by Russia as part of a boost in support for Syrian leader Bashar Assad that has alarmed U.S. officials. Based on the reports, the Syrian army had been training to use the weapons in the last few months and was just now starting to deploy them. However, the source didn’t specify what type of new weapons Syria was using. “The weapons are highly effective and very accurate, and hit targets precisely," the source told reporters. "We can say they are all types of weapons, be it air or ground." Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Thursday that Russia had provided weapons and trained Syrian troops in how to use them. He said the Assad government would be willing to ask Russian troops to fight alongside Syria as it battles the Islamic State group (ISIS). Russia has repeatedly said that its supplying of weapons and other support for Assad’s regime is aimed at fighting terrorism and preventing a “total catastrophe” in the region. Support also includes a large Russian military presence, but the full scale of the aid still remains unclear. U.S. officials believe Russian buildup in Syria could only exacerbate ongoing bloodshed in the region. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook condemned Russian assistance in Syria, saying it would be “counterproductive to the ultimate solution in Syria, which we think is a political and diplomatic solution, not a military solution."