UK announces further £40m Aid Package to Foreign-backed Terrorists in Syria

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The UK government has announced a £40 million aid package to foreign-backed terrorists fighting the government of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, local media reports.

The package was announced during a meeting between British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barak Obama in Washington on Monday, when the two exchanged views about the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern country they both have strongly enhanced and promoted in a desperate attempt to change the regime there.

“During a joint press conference with US President Barack Obama today, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the UK would be providing an extra £30 million [$45.9 million] of humanitarian support for the victims of the Syria crisis, and an additional £10 million [$15.3 million] in non-lethal support to strengthen the Syrian opposition, to help reduce the effects of the conflict spilling over into neighboring countries and to support human rights and civil society,” British prime minister’s office claimed in a statement.

Britain and its allies have been playing an “unconstructive role” in the region by lending support to same terrorist groups they have been fighting in Afghanistan as part of the so-called US-led “war on terror.”

The British government is also accused of supplying weapons to insurgents and dispatching mercenaries to Syria’s neighboring countries like Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan, where they receive special training by MI6 and CIA officers and then are transferred into Syria illegally to fight the Syrian government.

Diplomatic discussions on the Syrian conflict is set to continue this week, with President Putin due to hold talks in Russia with Israeli regime’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over issues surrounding the conflict in Syria.

The talks come as the US and Britain claim they have found common ground with Russia on how to proceed in Syria.

At their meeting in Washington, President Obama and David Cameron promised to make diplomatic efforts to find a political solution to the two-year crisis in Syria, AFP reported.

However, Obama and Cameron revealed their true intention when they said that the rule of President al-Assad must end in Syria.

“If in fact we can broker a peaceful political transition that leads not only to Assad’s departure but a state in Syria that is still intact (…) and that ends the bloodshed, stabilizes the situation, that’s not just going to be good for us — that will be good for everybody,” claimed the US president.

The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

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