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Humanitarian groups fear aid is being diverted to terrorist group after militant takeover of Syrian province

Humanitarian groups fear aid is being diverted to terrorist group after militant takeover of Syrian province

The recent takeover of the Syrian province of Idlib by an extremist organization has created a dilemma for the United States and other countries that send humanitarian aid to civilians and military aid to various rebel factions fighting the Syrian government.

It has become impossible to provide assistance without inadvertently supporting Al Nusra Front, a former affiliate of Al Qaeda that has been deemed a terrorist group by the U.S. government.

But cutting off the aid could spur a humanitarian disaster among the estimated 2 million civilians who live in Idlib and derail efforts to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The takeover comes as the Syrian government and...

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