27 Jun '16, 9pm

US has trained less than 100 in Syria to fight Islamic State

This undated photo posted Monday, Nov. 4, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Office of the Islamic State group, a militant extremist group, shows fighting in Kobani, Syria. Raqqa Media Office Related US-backed forces enter Islamic State bastion in Syria amid clashes The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces pushed into the outskirts of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Manbij in northern Syria on Thursday and were advancing slowly to the center of town, an adviser to the predominantly Kurdish force and a monitoring group said. Last remaining Pentagon-trained rebel group in Syria is now in jeopardy Throughout the fiasco of the Pentagon's $500 million effort to train and equip a force of Syrian rebels to take on the Islamic State, one small group endured. WASHINGTON — Less than 100 additional Syrian leaders have been trained under a revamped U.S. program to fight the Islamic Stat...

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