US to provide $60 mn aid to Syrian rebels
Rome: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday said that Washington would provide USD 60 million as non-lethal aid directly to Syrian rebels, who are fighting against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, according to BBC.
Kerry said Washington would provide direct assistance to rebel forces in Syria in the form of food and medical assistance.
The US’ move comes a day after the White House said it is focused on efforts to help the Syrian opposition become stronger, more cohesive and more organised it was reviewing the nature of its assistance to the Syrian people.
The move can be viewed as a part of a coordinated effort to end the bloody uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Earlier, Kerry had said he is eager to discuss new ways of convincing Syrian President to step down and usher in a democratic transition in the country that has been wracked by increasing violence that has killed at least 70,000 people.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- BJP likely to form next govt in Bihar: Mulayam Singh
- Haryana minister Krishan Bedi mocks Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'
- Shiv Sena spills ink on ORF chairperson Sudheendra Kulkarni's face
- Bihar Polls: Lalu Yadav's controversial tweet against Karpoori Thakur and PM Modi
- Hafiz Saeed teaching terrorism to children in Pakistan
- ISL 2015: Atletico de Kolkata vs Kerala Blasters - Preview
- Aarushi Talwar's grandfather breaks silence, writes open letter – Read
- 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: 57% voting in first phase, women voters outnumber men
- Bigg Boss double trouble: Four lovebirds, one former couple inside the house
- Five ways to get pregnant fast!