Syria Moscow denounce US aid to rebels

Channel News Asia
Friday 1st March, 2013

DAMASCUS: Syria and its ally Russia denounced on Friday a US pledge to provide direct aid to rebel fighters, saying it will fuel more violence in the nearly two-year war that has killed at least 70,000 people.The opposition, meanwhile, accused Syrian regime forces of carrying out a new “massacre” at a village in the northern province of Aleppo, with 72 people executed and burned in a raid this week.On Thursday, the United States said it would provide direct aid to the rebels in the form of food and medical assistance, but not the weapons they hoped for, as well as $60 million in funding f…

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