If these were really Libyan "freedom fighters", which would they care what is going on in Syria?!?
These are not rebels; either in Libya or in Syria: they are mercenaries.
Given how many outside covert resources Libyan rebels had before Ghaddafi fell, this appears to be an attempt to mask yet another NATO operation, for which NATO can claim plausible deniability. The Libyan rebels could not possibly overthrown Ghaddafi without extensive NATO and US assistance.
Russia has a naval base at Tarsus Syria, and has provided advanced air defense systems to Syria, Russia is said to have sent warships to deliver an advanced air defense system to Syria. Arab diplomatic sources said the Russian Navy arrived in the Syrian port of Tartous in late November and brought weapons and supplies to the regime of President Bashar Assad.but this article makes no mention of the NATO air cover which will be necessary for such a military tactic to succeed.