US, UK suspend military support in Syria

The United States and Britain have suspended all non-lethal assistance into Northern Syria, citing concerns that the equipment could end up in the hands of al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

According to U.S. embassy spokesman in Turkey, the decision was made after Islamic extremist forces seized the headquarters and warehouses belonging to the opposition’s Supreme Military Council (SMC).

The suspension does not affect humanitarian aid, and the US will continue to supply rebels in the south of Syria with non-lethal aid via international and non-governmental organizations.

 

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