AP sources: Obama may soon OK train-and-equip mission for some moderate Syrian rebels

May 28, 2014 7:24 AM

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AP sources: Obama may soon OK train-and-equip mission for some moderate Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON – In an open move that would significantly boost U.S. support to Syrian rebels seeking military help in their quest to oust President Bashar Assad, the White House may soon sign off on a project to train and equip moderate forces.

President Barack Obama is weighing sending a limited number of American troops to Jordan to be part of a regional training mission that would instruct carefully vetted members of the Free Syrian Army on tactics, including counterterrorism operations, administration officials said. They said Obama ha...

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