Syria: Kerry Says U.S. May Meet with Islamist Rebel Group

(Asharq Alawsat-UK) Thair Abbas - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated on Tuesday that the U.S. was willing to meet with the Syrian opposition's Islamic Front, despite the U.S. and UK freezing aid to Syrian rebels after the group took control of opposition warehouses on the Turkish-Syrian border. Although the Islamic Front does not include any groups affiliated with Al-Qaeda like the Al-Nusra Front or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), it has called for the creation of an Islamic state in Syria, raising fears in the West. Kerry said: "The United States has not met to date with the Islamic Front...but it's possible it could take place."

2013-12-19 00:00:00

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