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Britain to Help Train Syrian Rebels to Fight IS Militants

Britain will send about 75 military personnel to join a U.S.-led program to train Syrian opposition forces to fight the hardline Islamic State group, Defense Minister Michael Fallon said on Thursday. The program will train and equip thousands of screened members of the opposition over the next three years to help them defend Syrian communities against Islamic State before eventually leading offensives, the statement said. Islamic State has captured tracts of land across Syria and Iraq...

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