White House: US in daily contact with Syria rebels

July 15, 2013 19:49

WASHINGTON- The US administration is in daily contact with the Syrian opposition on how the United States can support its needs, the White House said on Monday.

"We are in regular consultation with Congress on matters related to Syria assistance," White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

President Barack Obama believes that "our updated assistance to Syria is essential to helping buttress the opposition," he said.

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