Syria Update: U.S. Now Cutting Aid to Rebels

by Greg Pollowitz

The U.S. suspended nonlethal aid to northern Syria after a new alliance of Islamist rebels took over warehouses belonging to a Western-back rebel council that had been receiving the aid, U.S. officials and Syrians who coordinate the deliveries said.

The U.S. nonlethal aid program included shipments of trucks, food and medical kits for Free Syrian Army fighters. The U.S. last delivered a shipment of food rations and communications equipment on November 26th, according to the Supreme Military Council, or SMC, the rebel umbrella body that receives and coordinates the deliveries.

The Front took over SMC warehouses and offices on Saturday in the town of Babsaqa near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing with Turkey, activists in the area said. . .