US may expand training of Syrian rebels

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
It would be led by the military and complement a modest CIA program for training and equipping rebels that was authorized by the White House a year ago.

Those groups are battling forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and extremist groups linked to al Qaeda.

(CNN) - The Obama administration is moving closer to signing off on a plan to expand training for moderate Syrian rebels, U.S. officials said.

Those groups are battling forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and extremist groups linked to al Qaeda.

The plan still must be approved by President Barack Obama.

It would be led by the military and complement a modest CIA program for training and equipping rebels that was authorized by the White House a year ago.


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