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US Struggles to Produce Syrian Force to Counter IS

Efforts to deal the Islamic State terror group a lasting defeat in Syria have hit a “chokepoint,” with the U.S. military struggling to produce a moderate Syrian fighting force to complement American and coalition air power. The Pentagon said Thursday that of the 6,000 volunteers for the Syria train-and-equip program, fewer than 200 have actually begun training at sites set up in Turkey and Jordan.  Another 1,500 have completed the first round of screening, with 4,000 volunteers still...

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