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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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Syrian opposition army: 200,000 rebels 'need arms'

As the millionth Syrian refugee crosses the border, Brigadier General Salim Idris, head of the Free Syrian Army, is asking the EU to lift its arms embargo to help Syrian rebels protect themselves.

He says 150,000 armed rebels are in Syria now, but 200,000 more are unarmed and willing to fight.

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