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CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after militant attack: sources

BEIRUT/AMMAN/WASHINGTON: CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major militant attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar al-Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had been given for the move this month following the militant assault, though several said they believed the main objective was to prevent arms and cash falling into militant hands. But they said they expected the…