Friends of Syria agree to provide urgent aid to rebels

US Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrive for the Friends of Syria meeting in Doha, Qatar.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle arrive for the Friends of Syria meeting in Doha, Qatar. Credit: Maurizio Gambarini/DPA/Press Association Images

Ministers from the 11 main countries that form the "Friends of Syria" group have agreed "to provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment to the opposition on the ground".

The group, which was meeting in Doha, Qatar, said they would channel the aid through a Western-backed rebel military command.

They also condemned "the intervention of Hezbollah militias and fighters from Iran and Iraq" and demanded that they withdraw immediately.

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Friends of Syria to aid rebels

The "Friends of Syria" group have agreed "to provide urgently all the necessary material and equipment to the opposition on the ground". The group, meeting in Doha, said they would channel the aid through a Western-backed rebel military command.