As U.S. struggles with Syria policy, Senate panel backs arming rebels




 
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May 22nd, 2013  
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Topic: As U.S. struggles with Syria policy, Senate panel backs arming rebels


By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to send weapons to rebels fighting Syria's government, but it was not clear who would get the arms even if the bill succeeds, as Washington struggles to deal with its response to the conflict. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 15-3 for legislation that would send arms to "vetted" moderate members of the Syrian opposition, the first time U.S. lawmakers have approved such military action in the two-year-old civil war. ...




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