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1343, 09 Oct 15

US Ends Training of Syrian Rebels

There’s half a billion dollars down the crapper.

The US is to end its efforts to train new Syrian rebel forces and says it will shift to providing equipment and weapons to existing forces.

Its $500m (£326m) programme was heavily criticised after it emerged that US-trained rebels had handed vehicles and ammunition over to extremists.

It emerged last month that only four or five of the fighters were in Syria.


1343, 09 October 2015


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