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West to send Syrian rebels aid, not arms

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures next to Syrian National Coalition head Mouaz al-Khatib during a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures next to Syrian National Coalition head Mouaz al-Khatib during a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) gestures next to Syrian National Coalition head Mouaz al-Khatib during a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) smiles next to Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, and Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, while gathering for a group photo during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) smiles next to Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, and Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, while gathering for a group photo during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013....more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) smiles next to Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, and Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, while gathering for a group photo during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a news conference with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib (C) and Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. The United States will send non-lethal aid directly to Syrian rebels for the first time, Kerry said on Thursday, disappointing opponents of President Bashar al-Assad who are clamouring for Western weapons. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a news conference with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib (C) and Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. The United States will send non-lethal...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) holds a news conference with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib (C) and Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. The United States will send non-lethal aid directly to Syrian rebels for the first time, Kerry said on Thursday, disappointing opponents of President Bashar al-Assad who are clamouring for Western weapons. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about a U.S. pledge to provide non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition, at a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about a U.S. pledge to provide non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition, at a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about a U.S. pledge to provide non-lethal aid to Syrian opposition, at a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L) stands with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib (C) as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, (4th R) speaks with Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, (3rd R) while posing for a group photo during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L) stands with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib (C) as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, (4th R) speaks with Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (3rd L) stands with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib (C) as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, (4th R) speaks with Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, (3rd R) while posing for a group photo during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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Syrian National Coalition head Mouaz al-Khatib gestures during a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Syrian National Coalition head Mouaz al-Khatib gestures during a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Syrian National Coalition head Mouaz al-Khatib gestures during a news conference at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Remo Casilli
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, after he spoke at a news conference along with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi after meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, after he spoke at a news conference along with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi after meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28,...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, after he spoke at a news conference along with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi after meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib speaks at a news conference after meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib speaks at a news conference after meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib speaks at a news conference after meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, next to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, next to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, during...more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Syrian National Coalition President Mouaz al-Khatib, next to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, and Qatar's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, during meetings at Villa Madama in Rome February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jacquelyn Martin/Pool
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