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We're Finally Sending Weapons to Syrian Rebels

We're Finally Sending Weapons to Syrian Rebels
Posted September 12th, 2013 @ 10:32am by Kate Seamons, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– In mid-June, the US said it would send weapons to the Syrian rebels; after many weeks of delay (much to the recent consternation of Sen. Bob Corker and other lawmakers), we've apparently made good on the promise, at least according to US officials and "Syrian figures" who spoke to the Washington Post. The paper reports that weapons began arriving in the country roughly two weeks ago; they're being sent by the CIA, while the State Department is providing things like vehicles and high-tech communications devices. CNN similarly spoke with an unnamed US official who confirmed the delivery, but it reports that the Syrian National Coalition and the Free Syrian Army say they have gotten no such lethal aid thus far.

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