A day after the Washington Post reported that the US has started delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, the opposition groups Friday said they have not received any, according to the CNN.
The shipments of weapons were delivered to the Syrian rebels together with separate deliveries by the US State Department of vehicles and other gear, the Washington Post reported. New types of non-lethal gear, including vehicles, sophisticated communications gear and advanced medical kits are also being supplied to the rebels, the Post report said.
The latest US aid is meant for rebel fighters under the command of Salim Idriss, head of the Supreme Military Council, a faction of the disjointed armed opposition, it added.
The rebels, however, denied having received any weapons from the US. "We have some promises from the US administration of shipment of weapons in a short period of time, but until now we have not received any," the CNN quoted Free Syrian Army political and media coordinator Louay al-Mokdad as saying.
"We have logistical help, but we didn't get weapons until now. We hope that in the next short period of time we will start receiving weapons, because we have promises from EU countries and the US that they will help us and support us," al-Mokdad added.