TODAY   |  May 22, 2013

Senate votes to send weapons to Syrian rebels

For the first time since the Syrian rebellion started, U.S. lawmakers have approved weapons being sent to rebels fighting the Middle Eastern nation’s government.

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>>> the senate foreign relations committee voted tuesday to send weapons to rebels fighting the syrian government. now, it's the first time u.s. lawmakers have approved such aid. meantime, israeli and syrian troops exchanged fire across the cease-fire line in the golan heights on tuesday, raising new concerns that the syrian civil war could grow into a reign-wide conflict.