US pledges nearly $100 million in fresh aid to support Syrian opposition

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Deputy  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Deputy US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

The United States is ramping up its support for Syria’s opposition with a pledge of nearly $100 million in fresh aid.

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the additional assistance Saturday at the Manama Dialogue security conference in the Gulf island nation of Bahrain.

The U.S. says the new funds bring to nearly $500 million the amount it has pledged to the opposition since 2012, and will support local and provincial councils, civil society activists, emergency services and other needs on the ground inside Syria.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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8 responses to “US pledges nearly $100 million in fresh aid to support Syrian opposition”

  1. Wow a WHOLE 100 million. From an economy in the trillions. In relative terms, that’s like someone who earns 100,000 thousand dollars a year contributing $10.
    What a joke

    1. you did not give anything, idiot

      1. I did give something. I gave advice to your mom, told it to have a tubal ligation

        1. fuck you, idiot

    2. nagy_michael2 Avatar
      nagy_michael2

      it’s my tax money and i should not be given it to anyone.. so be lucky and happy they did since they didn’t have to..

      1. Why am I lucky they gave a pitiful $1!?
        Nagy if it’s your tax money then you are also responsible for giving Israel BILLIONS per year. So now that you claim ownership of that money I can call you a supporter of even more terrorists. Be happy and lucky I don’t abuse you

  2. A civilian killed and a child injured in terrorist mortar attacks in Harasta Suburb http://sana.sy/en/?p=59551

  3. Militants of IS reported the capture of the city Mahin in the province of Homs . This information confirms The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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