The US administration has decided to cut financial aid for northwestern Syria and redirect it to areas where it has greater impact, officials told local media on Friday.

Projects on the chopping block include those to counter violent extremism and support independent media, and community policing, administration sources told CBS. Humanitarian aid will not be affected.

President Donald Trump in March suspended over $200 million in funds for recovery efforts in Syria after suggesting that US exit was a matter of time.

Earlier this month, the leader of the White Helmets, a self-described aid group, told the channel Washington stopped funding his organization’s operations in Syria. The State Department said that the White Helmets financing was “under active review,” CBS reported back then.

The group’s funding halt came couple of weeks after it released a video showing people in Douma hospital that allegedly suffered from a chemical attack. Later, several participants of the notorious video revealed how the footage was made and that there was actually no chemical attack.

A State Department official told Sputnik the US government expected the White Helmets to continue activities in Syria through multilateral contributions.

Source: Sputnik

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“USA halts cash to NW Syria”??
Who asked them for this “assistance” in the first place? Certainly not Syrians.
And funding fanatical jihadis to gas and shoot civilians is not what most sane people would call “assistance”.
So they’re going to continue their unwanted “assistance” in the South, in al-Tanf, DeZ, Hasakah and Raqqa? Would it make any difference to the Americans if the Syrians said “No, thanks”?

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Do you know the story of the toddler-bird that felt a nest during winter? Should had died for sure! Then came a cow and splooooootsh, the cow lets a huge warm t**d fall on the bird. For sure, the bird won’t die from below zero temperature. Now comes the fox. The fox takes the bird by the tail, meticulously cleanses its feathers, then scrotsh! The fox eats the bird. Morality, it’s not because one shïts on you that he intends to harm you, it’s not because one takes you out of shït he forcedly intends to do good to you…… Read more »

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Finally the days of making fake chemical attack video movies are over for WH. Khan Sheikhoun & Douma were 2 releases that created a havoc. It is pay back time for the 2 fake videos. Douma as well as KS both were fake, probably in KS last year the shitlamists themselves gassed the poor residents and asked the HW to record & release it so that Coalition sucked it in fully lock stock n barrel and attacked Syria both the times. Obama & Trump admins & military were fooled royally.

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They weren’t fooled.
They knew exactly what was going on, with special forces of their own involved.
They were no more “fooled” than the bombing of DeZ in September 2016 was a “mistake”.

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I don’t think they were fooled at all. What is running is not a boolean whites vs. blacks chess playing. Still no clue about the big picture? The Yanks/coalition warned the Russians where and when they would strike! The 2017 attack on the airbase just blasted out of use gear and ended with very limited damages while actually, Yanks could have asked the French for the Apache anti-runway cruise mssiles : it would have taken 2-3 weeks before any aircraft could have gotten airborne from here, not speaking about the SCALP-EG which has a dual classic+anti-bunker warhead as standard, thus… Read more »

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who owns the world – definitely not bankrupt zio lapdog countries like ameritards

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The Milky Way galaxy owns the world, what a question! And we are all one with the Sun… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-oLuYwzP2A LOL. If you believe that a country with 325 millions of inhabitants as wide as 9.8 millions m² with one of the 3 strongest economies on Earth (2 others are EU and China, all 3 are mostly on par from the economical POV, depending on criteria you use, each one can be seen as having the lead) is a lapdog to a 30,000 km² one with 8.6 millions inhabitants (and 4.5M squatters) and the somewhere 32nd and 37th biggest economy, you’re… Read more »

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you were never anybody, you remain a nobody, now go to h**l America.

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It’s the habit of USA to end taking the right decision, after having tried all the bad solutions, unfortunately…
If the Yanks were listening a little more what adult nations tell them, serious numbers of catastrophic decisions with grim results would have been avoided