|archmage||Date: Thursday, 12-December-2013, 12:09 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
The US has curbed its non-lethal assistance to the Syrian rebels via Turkey after radical Islamists began to take control of the Free Syrian Army's bases in northern Syria. Turkey has reportedly closed its side of the border with Syria.
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Reluctant to supply anything that may end up in the hands of al-Qaeda or its affiliates, the US has suspended all "non-lethal" aid to northern Syria. Humanitarian aid will continue but not supplies of equipment such as radios and body armour. Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington DC.
The United States and United Kingdom have announced they have suspended all "non-lethal assistance" for opposition rebels in northern Syria. A US embassy spokesperson in Turkey said the decision was made after Islamist rebels seized bases belonging to Western-backed Free Syrian Army fighters.
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