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The Obama administration announced Friday it was seeking to boost non-lethal assistance to moderate Syrian opposition groups, as a Kurdish militia in the country's east said coalition airstrikes were needed to blunt an offensive by ISIS militants.If Congress approves it, the new aid will bring to nearly $400 million the amount the U.S. has given the opposition since 2011, while the White House's new training program for "moderate" Syrian rebels is taking place in several countries in the region.Redor Khalil, a spokesman for the YPG, also called in his statement for young men in the area to join the battle against ISIS, saying the jihadi group has brought in reinforcements from Syria and Iraq for the offensive.The U.S. and its coalition partners have staged 11 airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria and Iraq since Thursday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operations said in a statement.
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