Syrian Rebels Form Exile Government in the Rebel-Controlled Province of Aleppo

by Colonel on March 4, 2013

“Rebel groups battling to topple Syrian dictator Bashar Assad said Monday at a gathering here that none of the groups is aware of the way in which $60 million in aid promised recently by the Obama administration will be provided.

Rebels hold parts of several major Syrian cities in Aleppo, Homs, Deir el-Zour, and suburbs of the capital, Damascus. But they have not been able to break out, saying they need heavy weaponry to do so.

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new $60 million in aid last week. …

To provide a possible conduit for the U.S. aid, representatives of rebel groups elected a 29-person council here as the government in rebel-controlled northern province of Aleppo province. The Aleppo council will coordinate humanitarian aid and governance initiatives that are currently managed by a patchwork of civilian and military groups

” — Tom A. Peter, Copyright 2013 USAToday

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