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US, Turkey Sign Pact to Train Syrian Rebels

The United States and Turkey signed an agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State terrorist group. The agreement was signed Thursday by the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, and Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary, Feridun Sinirlioglu, who called it "an important step" in the partnership between the two states. The U.S. military has said it is planning to send more than 400 American troops, including special operations forces, to...

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