Congress Secretly Approves U.S. Weapons Flow to "Moderate" Syrian Rebels

(Reuters-Chicago Tribune) Mark Hosenball - Light arms supplied by the U.S. are flowing to "moderate" Syrian rebel factions in the south of the country and U.S. funding of further deliveries has been approved by Congress, according to U.S. and European security officials. The weapons, most of which are moving through Jordan, include a variety of small arms, as well as some more powerful weapons, such as anti-tank rockets. A U.S. official said national security officials are more confident that these weapons will remain in the hands of moderate rebels rather than go to militant jihadist factions.

2014-01-28 00:00:00

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