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UK to send armour to Syria

The UK is to supply armoured vehicles and body armour to Syria opposition forces in a bid to end a crisis that has reached "catastrophic proportions", Foreign Secretary William Hague said today.

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Hague: 'We cannot step back from Syria crisis'

Announcing an increase in UK support to the Syrian opposition the Foreign Secretary said;

"We cannot look the other way while international law and human rights are flouted. We cannot step back from a crisis that could destabilize the heart of the Middle East. And it would be the height of irresponsibility to ignore potential threats to our own security."

Outlining the "next step" in UK support to Syria William Hague stressed that, "there may well have to be further steps."

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