Nightly News   |  April 21, 2013

US pledges to double aid to Syrian opposition

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the U.S. would give the Syrian opposition $123 million in new assistance, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> as the civil war in syria rages on, the u.s. said today it will double the aid to the opposition. secretary of state john kerry made the announcement at a meeting in turkey saying the u.s. will give the syrian rebels $123 million in new assistance. some will go to additional non-lethal supplies for mill ter wing of the rebel coalition trying to overthrow the assad regime.