UK to Give Syrian Rebels £5 Million

The money is for communication equipment and medical supplies.


LONDON: Britain will give Syrian rebels a further £5 million to buy communications equipment and medical supplies to use in their fight against President Bashar al-Assad, the foreign office said on Friday.

Foreign secretary William Hague was due to announce the aid alongside an increase in contacts with the opposition, especially the Free Syrian Army, but Britain will still not supply weapons.