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Report: Obama Preparing to Arm Syrian Rebels

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President Barack Obama. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Ynet – US President Obama is preparing to send lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition and has taken steps to assert more aggressive US leadership among allies and partners seeking the ouster of President Bashar Assad, senior administration officials told the Washington Post Tuesday.

According to the report, Obama is likely to make a final decision on the supply of arms within weeks, before a scheduled meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June. Earlier Putin will meet with Secretary of State John Kerry.

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