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Syria, Moscow condemn US aid to rebels

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Syria and ally Russia denounced a US pledge to provide direct non-lethal aid to rebel fighters, saying it will fuel more violence in the two-year conflict, which claimed dozens more lives on Friday. 

A Syrian rebel sniper takes aim at government forces from a house in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, on February 28, 2013.

Just two weeks away from the second anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the spiralling conflict in Syria that has killed at least 70,000 people was breaking the country apart.

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