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Syrian Rebels: We Need Weapons

Syrian rebels say they would love America's aid—just not the kind it's offering. "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. Salim Idris, chief of staff of the Syrian opposition's Supreme Military Council told The Associated Press Friday. The United States pledged an additional $60 million in assistance in "nonlethal aid" to Syrian rebels Thursday, but many rebel leaders are expressing that they are in "desperate" need for actual weapons. "The whole world knows what we need," Idris said, "and yet they watch as the Syrian people are slaughtered."

March 1, 2013 9:34 PM