Syrian Opposition group welcomes increased US support

The Syrian Opposition Coalition has welcomed President Obama’s announcement that he will increase support for groups opposed to the Assad regime, saying the extra support "highlights the partnership between the US and the Syrian people" in ending the current crisis.

Rebel fighters run past damaged buildings to avoid snipers in Damascus. Credit: REUTERS/Badra Mamet

The Syrian people and the opposition forces also said they stand committed to work with their friends and to expand strategic cooperation in countering the terrorism enabled by the Assad regime in Syria.

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In a major foreign policy address, President Barack Obama has said "not every problem has a military solution" but he added: "We must always lead."