US suspends non-lethal assistance in northern Syria

Wednesday 11 December 2013 18.48
Humanitarian assistance will not be affected by the move
Humanitarian assistance will not be affected by the move

The United States has suspended all further deliveries of non-lethal assistance into northern Syria, the White House confirmed this evening.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obama administration was concerned about reports that Islamic Front forces have seized buildings belonging to Syria's Supreme Military Council.

"As a result of the situation ... the United States has suspended all further deliveries of non-lethal assistance into northern Syria," Mr Earnest said.

He added that humanitarian assistance was not affected by the move.

The United States is consulting with Free Syrian Army General Salim Idriss and his staff to inventory supplies of US equipment, Mr Earnest added.

Keywords: syria, us

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