provided with arms

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This the knight was chiefly desirous of avoiding, conscious that the men whom he led, being hasty and untrained volunteers, imperfectly armed and unaccustomed to discipline, must, upon any sudden attack, fight at great disadvantage with the veteran soldiers of the Norman knights, who were well provided with arms both defensive and offensive; and who, to match the zeal and high spirit of the besiegers, had all the confidence which arises from perfect discipline and the habitual use of weapons.
The TSK will rely on its forces in the East and Southeast, which are namely the Van Gendarmerie Security Command and the Diyarbakyr Seventh, Elazyy- Eight and Erzurum Ninth Corps where some 25,000 troops will be provided with arms and other equipment between Feb.
The UK extends support to the Syrian rebels but has made it clear that the opposition groups will not be provided with arms.
Those who have been provided with arms for undermining the security of Aden have to know that .
Rudd's comments came as the US continues to debate whether or not the rebels should be provided with arms, especially amid fears that they may be linked to the al-Qaeda terrorists.