US gets drawn into regional proxy war with decision to start arming Syrian rebels

  • by: KARIN LAUB , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 14, 2013 - 2:25 PM

President Barack Obama's decision to begin arming Syria's rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni against Shiite Muslims, and threatening the stability of Syria's neighbors.

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