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March 29, 2012 2:11 pm

Britain Pledges Nearly $1 Million to Aid Syrian Opposition

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British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

MSNBC – Britain pledged $800,000 in support of Syrian opposition groups Thursday, three days ahead of a 70-nation summit that will seek to unify those against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

In a statement on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website, William Hague, Britain’s foreign secretary, said the “non-lethal” assistance would help the groups “develop themselves as a credible alternative to Assad and his regime.”

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