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  7/9/2013, Av 2, 5773

Congress Holding Up Transfer of Weapons to Syrian Rebels

U.S. sources told the Reuters news agency on Monday that congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

The delay is over fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and the arms might end up in the hands of Islamist rebel groups.