The chief of Syria’s opposition fighters says they are in dire need for weapons, not the food and medical aid that the U.S. is set to send.
Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday the United States was going to send food, bandages and medical supplies, along with $60 million for security needs, to rebel forces in Syria. But the U.S. is not sending any military help to topple President Bashar Assad’s governing force.
On Friday, Gen. Salim Idris, chief of staff of the opposition coalition, Supreme Military Council, told The Associated Press that the aid package put forth by Mr. Kerry will not help win against Mr. Assad’s superior air power, and that they were “desperate” for weapons.
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