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-- the escalating carnage in Syria the new commander of rebel forces there says he is quote very afraid.
That if cornered the government will use deadly chemical weapons on its own people.
And really should know the commander is a former high ranking Syrian general who defected to the rebels back in July.
Of course this vicious civil war has been raging in Syria for nearly two years.
Civil rights activists claim more than 40000 people have been killed.
But observers say the number could be much higher as both sides may be hiding the true numbers of casualties to give the appearance that each is -- That rebel commander recently gave a rare interview to the associated press and -- he claims he has to move constantly to avoid government spies.
He also claims that a 120000.
Fighters under his command.
But he's asking for western military assistance warning to war could continue for months.
At the same time there's word series Interior Minister was seriously wounded in a bomb attack last week.
The fox were chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt -- with a sensitive tonight with more -- -- -- this rebel commander at admitting the weakness of the opposition.
-- and newly appointed -- c'mon -- and he's admitting that the various rebel fighting groups are not united enough.
That they do not have enough discipline now obviously.
The only people who can fix those problems.
All the rebels themselves but the -- -- also says the international community could help by giving them more and better weapons.
And he says it was on the helpful of the United States to designate one particular group of foreign fighters you've got how many girls -- As a terrorist organization listen.
It's of -- I have a CAD -- IOL news room is a resistance movement against the star regime elements in this group is alleged to be a terrorist organization but we see no wrongdoing by -- which indicates that they would be terrorists -- I believe that he will leave the country following an and a lot of the regime.
Yeah of course US officials say that this group jamaat Al -- -- is linked to al-Qaeda and they would probably think -- fairly fanciful to think to those particular fight is at the end of the Asad regime would say you're welcome and simply go home.
So many refugees from this crisis in Syria and I guess there -- new concerns about not just how many of them there are but what kind of condition -- yet and the conditions getting worse every day in court according to the United Nations.
They have now launched what they called their -- -- short term humanitarian.
Ever they wanna raise one and a half a billion dollars the majority of that two thirds in fact would go to -- -- is estimated to become.
One million are refugees from Syria in neighboring countries like Lebanon Jordan and Turkey.
Early next year the other 500 million will go to help those who -- stuck inside Syria civilians who are suffering terribly as the temperatures dip in mid winter and fuel and food shortages if it was worth every -- is an incredible -- Jonathan Hunt thanks so much.
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