US HOUSE OF REP­RE­SEN­TA­TIVES CLEARS BILL TO ARM SYR­IAN REBELS

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The US House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives has ap­proved a bill put for­ward by Pres­i­dent Barack Obama to train and equip Syr­ian rebels to com­bat Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant (ISIL) mil­i­tants. Passed by 273 to 156 votes, the bill was in­cluded as an amend­ment to a stop-gap fed­eral spend­ing mea­sure that also eas­ily passed the House. The mea­sure does not in­clude any money to pay for the arms and train­ing of the mod­er­ate Syr­ian rebels, and also failed to pro­vide de­tails about the train­ing plan. House Speaker John Boehner said: “By au­tho­ris­ing the Depart­ment of De­fense to help train and equip the Syr­ian op­po­si­tion, this mea­sure rep­re­sents an im­por­tant, ini­tial step for­ward in tak­ing on the ISIL.

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