Syria

UK Backing Syria Rebels

British foreign minister says they're already helping in a "practical and non-lethal" way.

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The British government intends to step up help to the Syrian opposition, William Hague has revealed.

As diplomatic efforts falter, underlined by the resignation of the UN envoy Kofi Annan on Thursday, the foreign secretary disclosed that Britain has been helping elements of the Syrian rebels in a "practical and non-lethal way", adding: "And we will help them more."

The British government intends to step up help to the Syrian opposition, William Hague has revealed.
As diplomatic efforts falter, underlined by the resignation of the UN envoy Kofi Annan on Thursday, the foreign secretary disclosed that Britain has been helping elements of the Syrian rebels in a "practical and non-lethal way", adding: "And we will help them more."