07/12/12: The Washington Post reports Syrian activists say the flow of arms to rebels has slowed over the past two weeks. The pause might be temporary but could reflect growing concern over the militarization of the sixteen-month conflict. Activists give differing interpretations of what they say are shipments of weapons that are not making it across the usual route, the Turkish-Syrian border. One leading opposition member attributed the blockage to Turkish anxiety in the wake of Syria’s downing of a Turkish jet last month. Another activist who works with the loose group of rebels known as the Free Syrian Army said there has been a drop-off in the delivery of weapons and funding to give diplomatic efforts a chance to end the crisis.