Syria

Obama Preparing To Supply Syrian Rebels With Weapons

Expected to make a decision within weeks

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WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) — U.S. President Obama is close to deciding to give military aid to Syrian rebels and likely will make a final decision within weeks, senior officials said.

"We're clearly on an upward trajectory," one of the administration officials told The Washington Post. "We've moved over to assistance that has a direct military purpose."

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