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U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter speaks during a press conference held with Britain's Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon, at Lancaster house in London, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

US abandons Pentagon’s failed rebel-building effort in Syria

Posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:57 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday. The shift, telegraphed weeks ago by disclosures...
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