Syria crisis: Obama asks Congress for $500m for rebels

June 26, 2014 11:47 PM

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Syria crisis: Obama asks Congress for $500m for rebels

President Barack Obama has asked the US Congress to approve $500m (£294m) to train and equip what he described as "moderate" Syrian opposition forces.

The funds would help Syrians defend against forces aligned with President Bashar al-Assad, the White House said.

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