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Report: U.S. expands ties to Syrian rebels

Syrian rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad's government are beginning to get more and better weapons in an effort paid for by Persian Gulf nations and coordinated partly by the United States, the Washington Post reported late on Tuesday. The report cited opposition activists and U.S. and foreign officials. Obama administration officials emphasized the United States is not supplying or funding the lethal material, which includes antitank weapons, the report said.
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