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    Aid to Syrian Opposition Falls Short of Expectationsi
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    February 28, 2013 9:55 PM
    The additional $60 million in U.S. civilian aid for the Syrian Opposition - announced Thursday by Secretary of State John Kerry, along with an unspecified amount of non-lethal aid to some of its military forces - falls far short of what the Syrian activists wanted. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Rome, where the opposition met with Kerry and dozens of other foreign supporters.

    Aid to Syrian Opposition Falls Short of Expectations

    Published February 28, 2013

    The additional $60 million in U.S. civilian aid for the Syrian Opposition - announced Thursday by Secretary of State John Kerry, along with an unspecified amount of non-lethal aid to some of its military forces - falls far short of what the Syrian activists wanted. VOA's Al Pessin reports from Rome, where the opposition met with Kerry and dozens of other foreign supporters.


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