Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Chief of Syrian rebel army pleads for arms

BRUSSELS — BRUSSELS (AP) - The chief of staff of therebel army pleaded with the international community Wednesday to supply arms and ammunition so the opposition can resist attacks by the regime...
Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army Gen. Salim Idris addresses the media after he discussed the situation in Syria the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday March 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
Gen. Salim Idris, head of the rebel's Supreme Military Council, said anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles are urgently needed to protect civilians.
 Idris, though, said he did not agree with the argument that more weapons meant more death. The regime, he said, is using heavy weapons against civilians, including long-distance artillery, surface-to-surface Scud missiles, and the still-potent air force.
 "When we don't have enough weapons, when we don't have enough ammunition, the regime in Damascus still feels it is powerful, and it continues killing, and it continues to shell the villages and the cities," he said.
 "We need weapons and ammunition to force the regime to stop killing and to stop destroying the country," he said. Given the necessary munitions, he said, the rebels could overthrow the Assad regime within a month. And he said the weapons would be tracked, kept out of the hands of extremists, and returned after the victory.
 "If you give us 10 rifles, we'll give you back 10 rifles," he said. 
 Without an influx of weapons, the war could drag on and on, he said. "The country will be completely destroyed," he said.
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World  should responds his requested and take  irresponsibility of  provide  arm to the FSA, we have seen without arms what has happen, so this positive force,  under the General Idris command the  FSA  able to steering new way to on the ground.