March 11, 2016

Pentagon plans to relaunch train & equip program for Syrian rebels

A top US commander has proposed relaunching a programme to train and equip Syrian rebels. General Joseph Votel was questioned by US lawmakers over the plan, and said the new effort would not repeat the mistakes that doomed the same scheme last year.

Back then, weapons given to the rebels reportedly ended up in the hands of terrorists. While fighters trained by the US are known to have joined the Al Nusra terror group.


U.S. general wants to revive training of Syrians fighting Islamic State - Reuters
Kurds Account for 80% of US-Trained Syrian Democratic Forces - Sputnik

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