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    US to Reconsider Aiding Syrian Rebel Group if Beheading of Child Confirmed

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    The United States would reconsider providing aid to Syrian opposition group Nour al-Din al-Zenki if reports are confirmed that members of the faction beheaded a child, US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States, Toner noted, understands that the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has appointed a commission to investigate the incident and they have made arrests of those allegedly involved, but referred to Nour al-Din al-Zenki group for further information.

    "If we [the United States] can prove indeed what happened and this group [al-Zenki] was involved in it… it would give us pause about any assistance," Toner stated when asked about reports that a US-supported opposition faction in Syria beheaded a child.

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