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US to Provide $100 Million in Additional Aid to Syria

U.S. officials say Washington plans to provide about $100 million in new aid to the Syrian opposition for non-lethal military equipment.

Officials say Secretary of State John Kerry will announce the new aid this weekend at an international conference on Syria that he will attend in Turkey.

The officials say the new assistance will not include any weapons or other lethal equipment. Non-lethal military aid could include items such as body armor, night vision goggles and communications equipment.

Also Friday, the United Nations and Arab League mediator for the conflict in Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, offered a bleak assessment of the Syrian conflict.

Source: Voice of America. Read full article. (link)

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  • Joao||

    It is silly to call the materials delivered to the insurgents as non-lethal.

    It will protect them from deadly force by their opponents so that they can use deadly force on their opponents. It will change the balance of power, and more people will get killed on "our" side than the other.

    Or maybe the US can give equal parts to both sides :)

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