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article imageUS halts non-lethal aid for Syrian rebels

By Sami Zaatari     Dec 11, 2013 in World
The US alongside the UK have both suspended deliveries of non-lethal aid to the Free Syrian Army after the group's bases were overrun by Islamic rebels.
Fighting between the Free Syrian Army and the newly formed Islamic Front broke out last week when fighters from the Front attacked and seized bases belonging to the FSA in the Bab el-Hawa border crossing with Turkey.
Fighting between the 2 groups broke out again yesterday with the Islamic Front completely seizing the border crossing.
The formation of the Islamic Front was announced last month, with the new rebel faction merging several of the country's largest Islamic factions. The Islamic Front has said that it rejects the authority of the FSA.
The rebel infighting has in turn led to both the US and the UK to suspend the deliveries of non-lethal aid towards the Free Syrian Army, with much of the aid passing through the border crossing town that was seized by the Islamic Front.
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