Obama seeks $500 million in aid to train Syrian rebels

June 26, 2014 11:21 PM

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Obama seeks $500 million in aid to train Syrian rebels

White House says aid will help defend Syrian people, stabilize areas under opposition control, facilitate the provision of essential services, counter terrorist threats, and promote conditions for a negotiated settlement.

Reuters - President Barack Obama, under pressure from some lawmakers for greater U.S. backing for Syria's opposition, on Thursday asked the U.S. Congress approve $500 million to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.

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