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U.S. Weighs Risks of Arming Syrian Rebels With Heavy Weapons


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said only direct foreign military intervention could threaten his control over his country. The U.S. has committed to provide military aid to the Syrian opposition, but not without concerns for how to prevent weapons from getting into the hands of radical jihadi rebels. Margaret Warner reports.

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