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US Gives Syrian Opposition $100 Million In 'Nonlethal' Aid

Child in Syria
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Child in Syria

The U.S. State Department is giving $100 million in what it calls 'nonlethal' aid to groups attempting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters today Assad is brutalizing the people of Syria, and the U.S. is working with other nations to help the people of Syria:

“That’s where the focus needs to be. Others in the international community don’t quite see eye-to-eye with us and our allies and partners, and I hope that at some point we see greater coherence.”

Little said the United States is providing humanitarian assistance to those fighting to push Assad from leadership.


According to the United Nations, at least 30,000 people have lost their lives in Syria due to the violence between Assad and those who oppose his regime.