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Reuters: U.S. mulling expanded assistance to Abbas’ security forces

Posted by uscsjp on January 31, 2007

The United States is considering expanding assistance beyond Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Presidential Guard to members of the largest
force under his command, Western and Palestinian officials said.

Providing U.S. funds to train elements of Abbas’s National Security Forces (NSF), in addition to the Presidential Guard, could increase U.S. involvement in the violent power struggle between Abbas’s Fatah faction and the governing Hamas movement. (continued . . . )


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