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Secretary of State Kerry said the US will send food and medicine, as well as $60 million for basic services such as education and sanitation, directly to the Syrian Opposition Coalition. The US already is providing $50 million in indirect help to the rebels. Some of the new aid will go directly to the Free Syrian Army's military councils.
An FBI informant who once worked for imprisoned terrorist Omar Abdel Rahman ("the Blind Sheikh") warned that the US should not yield to pressure from Egypt and others to release Rahman to serve the rest of his sentence elsewhere. One of Rahman's sons threatened that the US will "pay a terrible price" if Rahman is not released soon. The Army said pending budget cuts will have "dire" financial effects on the military.
The State Department added the Commander Nazir Group to its list of terrorist organizations. State also added a Nazir Group subcommander and Ansar Dine emir Iyad ag Ghali to its list of global terrorists. The Senate confirmed Senator Chuck Hagel as new Defense Secretary.