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US Will 'Pause' Efforts to Train Syrian Rebels

The Obama administration is "pausing" and "evolving" a $500 million Pentagon-led program to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants. The operation will shift away from vetting moderate Syrian rebels and training them in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. "We are going to pause that for now," Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth told reporters Friday on a White House conference call, "but...

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