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The Syrian rebels likely - and not likely - to receive U.S. aid: President Obama is seeking $500 mil... #airforce

The Syrian rebels likely - and not likely - to receive U.S. aid: President Obama is seeking $500 mil... #airforce

BEIRUT — President Obama is seeking $500 million from Congress to train and arm select members of the Syrian opposition. Administration officials say the U.S. has grown increasingly confident in recent months about its ability to distinguish the moderate rebels from the more extremist elements that include the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which captured much of northern and western Iraq and a stretch of northern and eastern Syria. While there are almost no secular, liberal rebels fighting in Syria, some rebel groups are considered mainstream, nationalist forces who would support a pluralistic, if not Western-style democratic Syria. Here's a look at the various parts of the rebellion and who is likely to receive U.S. support. SUPREME MILITARY COUNCIL: Syria's more moderate rebel units, known together as the Free Syrian Army, and the primary object...

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