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The first Syrian rebels trained by the US in Jordan returned to Syria. EU governments rejected French and British efforts to end an arms embargo on Syrian rebels. The Syrian government threatened military action against rebels hiding in neighboring Lebanon.
Iran accelerated its military support for the Assad regime, alongside Russia. Britain and France pushed the EU to lift its arms embargo on Syrian rebels. They were prepared to arm the rebels even without unanimous EU support. Russia said arming the rebels would be illegal.
Government troops and rebels fought for control of key neighborhoods in northeast Damascus. Fighting erupted between Damascus and the Golan Heights in what could be a new battlefront. Croatia withdrew its peacekeeping troops from the Golan Heights over fears they could be targeted.