Hagel: U.S. Will Continue To Support Syrian Rebel Groups

Peace and Freedom

By Phil Stewart

WASHINGTON

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to reporters at the Al Udeid Airbase, west of Doha December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Wilson/Pool

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to reporters at the Al Udeid Airbase, west of Doha December 10, 2013.  Credit: Reuters/Mark Wilson/Pool

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned about troubles facing Syria’s Western-backed opposition but it will keep supporting Free Syrian Army leader General Salim Idris and the moderate opposition, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday.

Top commander of foreign-backed militants in Syria, Brigadier General Salim Idris (File Photo)

Top commander of foreign-backed militants in Syria, Brigadier General Salim Idris

The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after reports that Islamist fighters seized Western-backed rebel weapons warehouses, highlighting fears that supplies could end up in hostile hands.

The opposition to President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday said its military arm had invited Islamist fighters to secure its weapons depots on the Turkish frontier after an attack by al Qaeda militants.

“What has occurred here in the last couple of days is…

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