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Pentagon: Syrian Rebel Training Likely Soon

The Pentagon said Friday that after months of preparation, the training of Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State forces could start sometime within the next four to six weeks. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said the U.S. military had identified about 1,500 Syrian rebels to take part in the training. “Of those 1,500, more than 100 of them have been screened," he said. "No derogatory information has been found to date with respect to that. So that process is ongoing,...

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