Gen. Salim Idriss, the chief of staff of the Free Syrian Army, denied reports that he had fled from his post in Syria.
He told CNN on Thursday that he had left the country, but to work from his office on the Turkish border.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that supplies could end up in the wrong hands and the general chaos engulfing the nation.
The rebel Free Syrian Army fighting President Bashar al-Assad said the US and British moves were rushed and mistaken. "We hope our friends will rethink and wait for a few days when things will be clearer," FSA spokesman Louay Meqdad said.