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        2/24/2012, Adar 1, 5772

      Clinton: Syrian Rebels will Get Weapons

      Syria’s opposition forces will “somehow” manage to arm themselves to defeat President Bashar Assad, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday.

      “There will be increasingly capable opposition forces. They will from somewhere, somehow, find the means to defend themselves as well as begin offensive measures,” Clinton told journalists in London.

      The U.S. has denounced Assad for his brutal crackdown on opponents that has left thousands of Syrian citizens dead. However, the international community has refrained from intervention beyond sanctions on Assad’s regime.