US Syria

April 19, 2013 - 4:30 PM
FILE - In this April 18, 2013 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. The US is poised to significantly expand its non-lethal military aid to the Syrian opposition as European nations weigh easing an arms embargo to potentially supply the rebels with arms and ramp up pressure on President Bashar Assad to step down. Kerry is expected to announce a contribution of between $120 million and $130 million in defensive military supplies _ that could include items such as body armor, armored vehicles, night vision goggles and advanced communications equipment _ at an international conference on Syria he will attend Saturday in Turkey, U.S. officials said. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)