Clinton pledges more aid to Syrian rebels

2012-09-28 22:17
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New York - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pledging millions more dollars in assistance to the Syrian opposition as the US and its allies explore new ways to help those seeking to oust President Bashar Assad.

Clinton announced Friday that the Obama administration would provide the political opposition with an additional $15m on non-lethal aid as well as $30m in humanitarian support.

The US has provided more than $130m in humanitarian aid and almost $45m in non-lethal aid to the rebels.

She made the pledges at a gathering of the Friends of Syria group on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Clinton and other foreign ministers from the group met with nine Syrian opposition figures, including several who traveled from Syria to attend Friday's session.

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