Syria

British Foreign Secretary Says Arms Sent to Rebels in Syria Won't Fall Into the Hands of Extremists

U.K. yet to send lethal military aid to rebels

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William Hague has tried to assure a sceptical British public that arming the Syrian rebels could be done in a containable way that prevented military equipment falling into the hands of extremist elements in the Syrian opposition.

The foreign secretary reiterated on Monday that no decision to arm the rebels had been made, but described the conflict as "the worst human tragedy of our times and on a trajectory to get worse".