Syria's rebel Free Syrian Army chief rejected Saturday a US-Russian deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014.
"We cannot accept any part of this initiative," General Selim Idriss told reporters in Istanbul.
He preceded that by saying: "We in the Free Syrian Army are unconcerned by the implementation of any part of the initiative... I and my brothers in arms will continue to fight until the regime falls."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have started moving some of their chemical weapons to Lebanon and Iraq in the last few days to evade a possible U.N. inspection, he said.
Washington believes there are 45 sites in Syria linked to the country's chemical weapons program, a US official said Saturday.
The official added that it is believed that all of the sites are currently under the control of the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, given that Damascus has been moving stocks into areas it runs.
Russia has also agreed with a US assessment that Syria has 1,000 metric tonnes of chemical weapons agents and precursors, including blister agents such as mustard gas and sulfur, and nerve agents like sarin.
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