U.S. Recognizes Syria Opposition Offices As 'foreign Mission'

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May 05, 2014 AT 12:07 PM
The United States said on Monday it would recognize the main opposition Syrian National Coalition offices as a diplomatic foreign mission, and announced plans for a $27 million increase in non-lethal assistance to rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad. The announcement came at the start of a visit to Washington by a Syrian opposition delegation led by Ahmad Jarba, president of the coalition, also known as the Syrian Opposition Coalition. He is set to meet U.S.