Michael Mainville, AFP
Last updated: 28 February, 2013

US hints more support for Syria rebels at Rome talks

US, European and Arab officials gathered for the “Friends of Syria” meeting in Rome promised on Thursday to provide more concrete assistance to the opposition battling President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“The ministers pledged more political and material support to the coalition… and to get more concrete assistance inside Syria,” host country Italy said in a statement after the talks between 11 nations and the Syrian opposition.