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US Abandons Efforts to Train Syrian Rebels

The Obama administration is abandoning efforts to train Syrian rebel forces to fight Islamic State militants, and switching to a strategy of "equipping and enabling" a select group of "vetted" opposition leaders and units. "We will monitor the progress these groups make and provide them with air support as they take the fight to ISIL," a Pentagon statement said. "This focus on equipping and enabling will allow us to reinforce the progress already made in...

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