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Few US-Trained Rebels Still Fighting in Syria

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East told a congressional panel that only four or five Syrian rebels trained by the United States remain in the fight against Islamic State. General Lloyd Austin said on Wednesday only a handful of rebels are still in battle, after many of the first 54 graduates of a special training program recently were attacked in Syria by an al-Qaida affiliate. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the general conceded the program has gotten...

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