The bulk of weapons shipped by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to Syrian rebels trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad are going to Islamic jihadists and not more secular groups the West wants to help, American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats told The New York Times. The information "casts into doubt" the White House's strategy of minimal intervention, and whether it's "helping a democratic-minded opposition topple an oppressive government, or is instead sowing the seeds of future insurgencies hostile to the United States."
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