Kerry says U.S. to give Syrian opposition another $123 million

ISTANBUL Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:00pm EDT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends a ''Friends of Syria'' group meeting hosted by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the Adile Sultan Palace in Istanbul April 20, 2013. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends a ''Friends of Syria'' group meeting hosted by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu at the Adile Sultan Palace in Istanbul April 20, 2013.

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States would provide opposition forces in Syria with an additional $123 million in non-lethal assistance.

Kerry made the announcement in a statement issued after a meeting in Istanbul of the Syrian opposition and their international backers.

(Reporting by David Brunnstrom; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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