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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.

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Kerry blames Assad for deteriorating Syria crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry has blamed Bashar al-Assad for the deteriorating situation in Syria, saying that while the international community was attempting to hold a conference to set up a transitional government, Assad invited Iranian and Hezbollah fighters to bolster his troops:

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