‚Obama signs secret order to support Syrian rebels‘

02.08.2012                      14.Aw. 5772

Syrien-Aufstand:

'Obama signs secret order to support Syrian rebels'

US officials say order permits CIA to aid rebels in ousting Assad; stops short of arming Syrian opposition with lethal weapons.

US President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing US support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad and his government, US sources familiar with the matter said.