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Obama to up support for Syrian rebels: White House.....
A rebel fighter keeps watch over the Karm al-Jabal neighbourhood of Syria's northern city of Aleppo on May 25, 2014
Aboard Air Force One (United States) (AFP) - The White House said Wednesday it would be increasing support for the Syrian opposition, amid reports it is planning to begin training moderate rebels
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Air Force One that Washington would be "increasing support for the moderate opposition."
Officially, US support for Syrian rebels has been limited to non-lethal aid amounting to $287 million, though the CIA reportedly participates in a secret program to train moderate rebels in Jordan.
The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Obama was ready to sign off on training missions for selected rebel groups, to counter the rising power of Al-Qaeda-linked extremists.....snip~