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|The US will increase aid to the Syrian opposition in an effort to speed a political transition in Syria, according to the White House spokesman. The remarks by Jay Carney came after the Washington Post newspaper reported on Wednesday that the White House was considering a shift in policy towards the nearly two-year-long conflict in Syria, such as sending the rebels body armour and armed vehicles and, possibly, providing military training. The US has sided with the Syrian opposition in seeking the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.|
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