Syria

Syrian Rebels Want US To Strike Hard Against Regime

Time's up rebel chief says

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As the U.S. Congress prepares to debate military action against the Syrian regime, rebel commanders and fighters on the ground say that it would take a decisive strike to aid them in their fight.

Salim Idris, the chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army's (FSA) Supreme Military Council, says he hopes for a devastating strike against the regime, not just a "slap on the wrist" with little to no impact.

"There is no more room for excuses from the international community after this massacre," says Idris, a former brigadier general in Assad's army who defected in July 2012.