US and UK suspend non-lethal aid to opposition in N. Syria

This was decided in Washington after a new Islamist rebel front took control of the bases belonging to the Western-backed Free Syrian Army at the Bab al-Hawa crossing into Turkey. Observers say that this step could drive the last nail in the coffin of the moderate FSA long championed by the Obama administration, after a string of devastating rebel defeats at the hands of the Syrian army

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