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Posted: 12/12/2013 12:59:25 PM EST

ISTANBUL - The United States has suspended all non-lethal assistance into northern Syria after Islamic Front forces seized headquarters and warehouses belonging to the opposition's Supreme Military Council, a U.S. Embassy spokesman in Ankara said.
Fighters from the Islamic Front, an al Qaeda-inspired union of six major rebel groups, took control of the Free Syrian Army bases at the Bab al-Hawa crossing on Syria's northwestern border with Turkey late on Friday.

Non-lethal assistance can include communications equipment, body armor, night vision goggles and <nobr>medical supplies</nobr> to assist the rebels fighting President Bashar Assad.

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Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:01:38 PM EST
But...but...the islamists are the minority.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 1:02:57 PM EST
...looks like that game of chess just ended, who won?
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 3:57:11 PM EST
Today NPR was talking about how Turkey just realized that inviting al Qaeda to move in next door might have some negative consequences. Shocking.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 4:31:39 PM EST
We are going to stop assisting al Qaeda now? What changed?
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