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Friday, 27 June 2014 - 18:27
Kerry in Syria opposition talks as US moves to arm rebels
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The US top diplomat headed for talks with the Syrian opposition and its key backer Saudi Arabia today after the White House asked lawmakers for 500 million dollars to train and equip vetted rebels.

The move would mark a significant escalation of US involvement in the three-year-old civil war in Syria, which is now increasingly interlinked with a jihadist-led Sunni Arab insurgency in neighbouring Iraq.

Saudi King Abdullah, who will meet Secretary of State John Kerry in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, has long called for greater US military support for the Syria rebels, whom the Sunni kingdom has long backed.

 
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