Wicker: American Leadership Needed to End Syrian Crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today called on the Obama Administration to step up its efforts to support Syrian opposition to the Assad regime and put an end to the 29-month-long crisis that has seen more than 100,000 people killed and 1.7 million people displaced from their homes.

Last week, Senator Wicker led a congressional delegation visit to a refugee camp on the Turkey-Syria border where he met with refugees and civilian leaders. The Wicker delegation also visited U.S. troops overseeing U.S. Patriot missile batteries in Turkey used to counter threats from Syria.

A copy of his remarks:

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