Small Number of U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels Still Fighting

September 16, 2015 3:54 PM

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A top U.S. military commander for operations in the Middle East acknowledged on Wednesday that there are only four or five fighters left from the first group of 54 Syrian fighters trained by the U.S. as part of a $500 million program.

And while there are three more classes in training now, the total number of fighters in those classes are between 100-120 fighters, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Christine Wormuth told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.

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