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CAIRO, March 6 (Reuters) - Arab states are free to offer military support to rebels fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if they wish, according a final statement of Arab League ministers on Wednesday.
The statement was issued at the end of a meeting of the League ministers in Cairo.
Previously the League had stressed that the Syrian opposition and rebels should be supported by humanitarian and diplomatic means. (Reporting by Ayman Samir; editing by David Stamp)