In new push, US military trains dozens of Syrian fighters

WASHINGTON – The US military said on Friday it had started training “dozens” of Syrian opposition fighters to battle the Islamic State as part of a revamped program that aims to avoid mistakes that doomed its first training effort in Turkey last year.

US Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the US-led coalition battling Islamic State, told Pentagon reporters that no Syrian fighters had graduated yet from the new program.



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