CIA to arm Syrian rebels

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jun 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-15 18:33:10-04

CNN- The United States is set to arm Syrian rebels.

This, after the U.S government determined the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons.

The state department says the chemical warfare taking place in Syria is one-sided.

“We do not believe that the opposition has acquired or used chemical weapons. This assessment was made through multiple independent streams of information, the president took deliberative, decisive action in response to the crossing of the red line, he said it would change his calculus and it did.”

Syrian rebels will receive small arms, ammunition and potentially anti-tank weapons, according to officials familiar with the matter.

The CIA is expected to provide the weapons.