A Syrian rebel crosses a street while trying to dodge sniper fire in the old city of Aleppo in northern Syria on March 11, 2013. Syria warned on March 12 it is ready to fight "for years" against rebels, as world powers worked on a new initiative to find regime officials suitable for peace talks with the opposition. AFP PHOTO/JM LOPEZ        (Photo credit should read JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
CIA admits to arming Syrian rebels
02:33 - Source: CNN

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NEW: Rebel groups say they have yet to receive weapons

Official: "That is something we are not going to dispute"

The weapons are not American-made but are funded and organized by the CIA

They started to reach rebels about two weeks ago, the official says

Washington CNN  — 

CIA-funded weapons have begun flowing to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official told CNN. But opposition groups say they have yet to receive any.