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Britain doubles 'non-lethal' aid to Syria

Issue No. 2353

Two car bombs went off in the Turkish border town of Reyhanli, last week, killing at least 47 people and injuring many more. It intensified the fear of Syria’s civil war extending across the border. 

The Turkish government blames rebels linked to the Assad regime in Syria.

British prime minister David Cameron has been in discussions about imperialist intervention with both Russia and the US. 

He said Britain is doubling aid to rebels in Syria to £20 million for “non-lethal” equipment including armoured cars, body armour and generators. 

He also offered a further £30 million in humanitarian aid and insisted that Britain would continue to push for changes to the EU arms embargo.

Western military aid is attractive to rebels who have been suffering bombardment from regime forces, but all aid comes at a cost. 

The West does not support the aims of the Local Coordinating Committees that are the backbone of the revolution. It will attempt to block any radical change.


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Tue 14 May 2013, 18:13 BST
Issue No. 2353
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