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        12/13/2013, Tevet 10, 5774

      Hagel: We Still Support 'Moderate' Syrian Rebels


      United States Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday that his country would continue to support "moderate" rebel forces in Syria, but will withhold non-lethal assistance to the rebels until it can assess who is in control of arms depots and border crossings.

      According to AFP, Hagel told reporters that setbacks for Syria's Western-backed opposition are a "big problem" and the United States is assessing the damage.