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  אייר 9, 5774 , 09/05/14

Kerry Supports Syrian Opposition, Mum on Request for Arms

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday stood side-by-side with Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba in a public show of support, but made no mention of the rebels' plea for heavy weapons to help end the war, AFP reported.

Jarba, head of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), has said he would ask the administration in Washington for anti-aircraft weapons to battle daily barrel bombings unleashed by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and help change the balance militarily on the ground.

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