West tiptoes into Syrian war hoping to boost more secular rebels




 
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West tiptoes into Syrian war hoping to boost more secular rebels
 
March 14th, 2013  
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West tiptoes into Syrian war hoping to boost more secular rebels
By Peter Apps LONDON (Reuters) - France, Britain and the United States are inching towards providing military aid to Syria's rebels, hoping to beef up more secular forces at the expense of radical Islamists who are gaining ever more prominence in the uprising. The bitter experience of Afghanistan, where the American arming of anti-Soviet mujahideen forces in the 1980s helped to give rise to the Taliban and al Qaeda, hangs heavy in the air. And as in Libya, the leaders of Britain and France seem keener than U.S. President Barack Obama to get more involved. ...




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