Syrian rebels gave President Bashar al-Assad a 48-hour ultimatum to stop the violence in his country and adhere to Kofi Annan's peace plan, or else face the consequences.

The joint leadership of the Free Army inside Syria announces that it is giving the regime a final 48-hour deadline to implement the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council, Colonel Qassim Saadeddine stated on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

It ends on Friday at 12:00 [p.m.] then we are free from any commitment, and we will defend and protect the civilians, their villages and their cities.

On Saturday, the Free Syrian Army, an opposition group made up of defected Syrian soldiers, said that it couldn't commit to Annan's ceasefire themselves because the plan was going to go to hell. However, the group appears to be changing its tactics as it continues to clash with the Syrian army in Damascus and Homs.