U.S. lawmakers move toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions

September 16, 2014 12:37 AM

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U.S. lawmakers move toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria's government.

Republican lawmakers unveiled a measure, written with input from the White House, that would quickly provide the authority - but not the funding - that Obama wants to equip and train the moderate Syrian rebels.

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