Syrian opposition receiving funds to arm rebels

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat- Burhan Ghalioun, chairman of the opposition Syrian National Council (SNC), revealed: "The council has begun to receive financial resources, in the form of donations from some Arab and international countries. The council now is trying to obtain qualitative weapons to break the murderous arm of the Syrian regime."

Ghalioun said that: "The priority now is to stop this murderous arm, and to remove Bashar al-Assad and the militias that currently govern Syria," as he put it.

The SNC chairman explained that: "When the SNC discovered there was a lack of coordination with elements of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), we opted to form the Military Consultative Council to coordinate this process." Ghalioun pointed out: "We will obtain certain weapons through negotiations currently taking place with some countries," but "delivering any aid into Syria is an extremely complicated logistical issue that is subject to many considerations."...

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