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US Efforts to Arm Syrian Rebels Suffer Setbacks

U.S. efforts to provide weapons to moderate rebels in Syria are suffering setbacks as al-Qaida-linked militants force the collapse of mainstream insurgent groups fighting the Syrian military. Analysts say the developments underscore the risks of a new Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels. Recent gains in Syria by the al-Qaida affiliated Nusra Front represent a blow to U.S. strategy of identifying and arming groups to oppose the Syrian military, analysts say. An onslaught...

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