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Regional Forces Step Up in Syria as US-Led Campaign Falters

The U.S. government revealed earlier this month that its plan to train and equip thousands of “moderate rebels” to fight the Islamic State in Syria has not materialized. But with Turkey joining the fight and Syria's government advancing on ISIS-controlled areas, officials say they hope more localized efforts will yield better results. For about a year, President Barack Obama called for the arming and training of ground troops in Iraq and Syria to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic...

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