Obama promises to boost support for Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to increase US support for the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad`s Syrian regime and to help them confront their extremist rivals.

AFP| Updated: May 28, 2014, 20:09 PM IST

Syria: President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday to increase US support for the rebels fighting Bashar al-Assad`s Syrian regime and to help them confront their extremist rivals.

"I will work with congress to ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and a brutal dictator," said, in a speech to the West Point military academy.