04 Apr '15, 8pm

Plan to train new Syrian force already facing logistic, diplomatic hurdles

Plan to train new Syrian force already facing logistic, diplomatic hurdles

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey testifies in a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the situation in Syria. Glenn Fawcett/Courtesy of the DOD Related Civilians flee as militants seize most of Damascus camp Civilians trapped in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria's capital fled to safer areas Saturday amid intense shelling and clashes between Palestinian armed factions and Islamic militants who took over most of the camp, Syrian activists said. White House officials defend Somalia strategy as counterterrorism model President Barack Obama has cited the battle against al-Shabab militants in Somalia as a model of success for his relatively low-investment, light-footprint approach to counterterrorism. Iraq's Tikrit, free of the Islamic State, is a city in ruins In Iraq's Tikrit, liberation from the Islamic State group comes at a hea...

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