December 11, 2013
The US and UK governments have suspended all “non-lethal assistance” for the opposition in northern Syria.
A US embassy spokesman in Ankara said the decision was made after Islamist rebels seized bases belonging to the Western-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Fighters from the Islamic Front, a new alliance of major rebel groups, took control of the bases at the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey last week.
Humanitarian assistance by the US and UK is not expected to be affected.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:38 am