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News ID: 290
Publish Date: 9:15 - 02 March 2013
Syrian Rebels Angry Over US Aid and said that ‘Only Thing they Want Is Weapons’.
General Salim Idris, the Chief of Staff of the Syrian rebels’ Supreme Military Council, reacted with anger toward the US announcement of additional aid for his forces, insisting that the promise of food rations and medical supplies were meaningless.

"We don’t want food and drink and we don’t want bandages. When we’re wounded, we want to die. The only thing we want is weapons,” Gen. Idris insisted in a telephone interview, adding that the "whole world” knows he needs missiles, not food.

Gen. Idris also denied receiving any of the weapons that the GCC have been openly sending to rebel factions, claiming that the FSA only has weapons looted from the Syrian military and is dealing with a "severe shortage” of ammunition.

Rebels have been complaining about arms shortages from virtually the beginning of the war, and while various nations continue to smuggle arms in, they keep insisting they never get them. Despite a shortage of ammunition that has supposedly lasted a solid year, the Syrian rebels appear to have no trouble launching offensives.

Source: Anti War
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