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    Rome summit pledges help to Syrian opposition

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Western and Arab governments have pledged more political and material support for the civilian Syrian opposition and called for an immediate halt to arms supplies to the Assad government.

    A final statement after a meeting of the Friends of Syria group in Rome added: "The regime must immediately stop the indiscriminate bombardment against populated areas which are crimes against humanity and cannot remain unpunished".

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from Rome.