US will send nonlethal aid directly to Syrian rebels (+video)(Read article summary)
Secretary of State John Kerry said that some groups the US doesn't support are gaining more influence with the rebels in the absence of greater Western help.
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Aid will remain nonlethal, but for the first time, it will be sent to Free Syrian Army fighters battling the government, reports Reuters. In the past, aid has only gone to unarmed groups and local councils. Secretary of State John Kerry also announced the US government will more than double aid for Syrian civilians, pledging $60 million.
“No nation, no people should live in fear of their so-called leaders,” Mr. Kerry said.
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