August 7, 2015

US training Syrian rebels: 'Complete mess of strategy, waste of money'

The US is running a training programme for Syrian rebels to help them fight Islamic State militants. But so far - it's not been very successful. Nearly half of the first batch of recruits sent to the battlefield were killed, captured or have gone missing.

Political analyst Chris Bambery joins RT for more on the situation in Syria and on the US policies in the region.


Early U.S. training of Syrian rebels seen as "failure" (video) - CBS

US-trained Syrian rebels refuse to fight ​al-Qaida group after kidnappings - Guardian
First U.S.-trained Syria rebel believed killed in fighting: sources - Reuters

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