US Boosts Financial Support for Syrian Rebels

Another $15 million to political opponents and $30 million in humanitarian aid


The Obama administration is boosting financial support for opponents of the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton chaired a meeting Friday of foreign ministers backing the Syrian opposition.

Clinton said Washington will give another $15 million to Assad's political opponents and $30 million more in humanitarian support to help those displaced by fighting.

"Conditions in Syria continue to deteriorate as the Assad regime relentlessly wages war on its own people," said Clinton. "And we see more bodies filling hospitals and morgues, and more refugees leaving their homeland and flooding into neighboring countries."