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Kerry announces $60m in Syria aid

ROME – Secretary of State John Kerry announced here today that the United States is preparing to provide $60 million to the Syrian opposition in an effort to help strengthen those trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The funds will not be used to arm the fighters, which would have been a more aggressive step that some had hoped the US would take to convince Assad to step down. Instead, the US financial support will mostly be used to allow Syrian opposition leaders to provide security, sanitation, and educational services in areas that they now control.

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