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US to Send Aids to Syrian Rebels

14 Apr 2012 15:06

Source : Rohama

US President Barack Obama has approved non-lethal aid, including communications equipment and medicines, for the rebels in Syria.

Bfnews: According to Press TV, a US official, whose name was not mentioned in the news reports, said on Friday that Washington is "providing non-lethal material assistance to the non-violent, political opposition.”

Obama pledged to send the aid package to the Syrian rebels in March.

The approval of the aid package came one day after a ceasefire went into effect in Syria, in line with a six-point peace plan proposed by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan.

On April 11, the Syrian government issued a warning that security forces would "respond proportionately to any attacks carried out by armed terrorist groups against civilians, government forces or public and private property.”

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on March ۶ that the Syrian people have "proven their capacity to defend the nation and to build a new Syria through their determination to pursue reforms along with the fight against foreign-backed terrorism.”