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Syrian Rebels Seek More Global Support at Morocco Meeting

The rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have been seeking recognition, money and resources for months. Now that they’ve started making significant progress toward ousting him, they might get some.

What’s spurring the U.S. and its allies into action 21 months after the rebellion began are the radical Islamists associated with al-Qaeda who are flocking to the fight and concern that Assad’s regime may be preparing to use chemical weapons, said three United Nations Security Council officials. The officials, who are tracking developments, asked not to be identified because the Council hasn’t decided how to respond.