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U.S. official: Obama to give Libya rebels $25m in non-military aid

European states commit to training rebel forces while refraining from sending foreign ground troops; France vows to step up air strikes as NATO acknowledges air strikes alone cannot stop shelling by Gadhafi forces.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/us_official_obama_to_give_libya_rebels_25m_in_non-military_aid_20110420

U.S. officials say the Obama administration has decided to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-military assistance after weeks of assessing their capabilities and intentions. The officials said Wednesday that Congress was briefed on the plan on Tuesday.

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