Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba said Wednesday that rebels would soon receive advanced weapons because they have been waging a two-front war against regime troops and militant extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).

Jarba said that his National Coalition had achieved a “political victory” during last month’s Geneva II peace talks, arguing that leading states were now contemplating changes to their approach to the war.

“It is now time for us to receive advanced weapons,” Jarba said, also citing the regime’s “barrel bomb” campaign centered on the city of Aleppo, which continued unabated during the convening of the peace talks in Switzerland. […]