U.S. providing some lethal aid to Syrian rebels: opposition spokesman

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By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has begun distributing some weapons to the Syrian rebels, a spokesman for the Syrian Coalition of groups opposed to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday, after months of reported delays. White House officials suggested in June that President Barack Obama had decided to provide military aid to the Syrian rebels, but in the months since, rebel leaders and U.S. lawmakers have said no lethal assistance has arrived. "The U.S. is distributing non-lethal aid and ... ...