Friday, August 10, 2012

Britain Boosting Aid To Syrian Opposition

The Government is increasing its work with the Syrian political opposition as part of efforts to create an alternative to President Bashar al Assad's regime.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said a British diplomat met representatives of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) this week.

The UK is also to provide an extra £5m in non-lethal equipment, such as communications devices, to help activists co-ordinate efforts.

In an article in The Times, Mr Hague said: "The people of Syria cannot wait while the wheels of diplomacy turn.

"Many more people will die without urgent help. That is why we will now focus our efforts on urgent practical assistance to Syrians on the ground, while diplomacy continues." Read More