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One of four Israeli men who were wounded in a drive-by shooting terror attack near Shvut Rachel, is brought to the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem on June 29, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

One of four Israeli men who were wounded in a drive-by shooting terror attack near Shvut Rachel, is brought to the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem on June 29, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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Obama pledges $195M more in humanitarian and food aid to Syria

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Aug 7, 2013: President Barack Obama waves from the door of Air Force One for his return to Washington, after a two-day swing through Southern California, at Los Angeles International Airport. (AP)

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WASHINGTON –  President Barack Obama says the U.S. is providing an additional $195 million in humanitarian and food aid to Syria.

That means the U.S. has now sent more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid since the 2-year-old Syrian civil war started.

Obama is timing the new aid to coincide with Eid al-Fitr (ayd ahl-FIH’-tur), a holiday marking the end of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting.

Obama says many Americans have celebrated Ramadan with Muslims. He says millions in Syria are displaced and that the U.S. wants to help.