U.S. to send $70 million in non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

March 13, 2015 3:56 PM

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U.S. to send $70 million in non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Friday it was working with Congress to provide about $70 million in new non-lethal assistance to the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

The aid comes as the U.S. military separately prepares to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants in Syria.

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