Syrian state news agency attacks US plan to train rebels

January 16, 2015 4:18 PM

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Syrian state news agency attacks US plan to train rebels

BEIRUT: The Syrian state news agency Friday attacked U.S. military plans to train and equip Syrian rebels, saying they amounted to support for terrorists.

The plan is part of the U.S. strategy to roll back ISIS that has seized much of eastern and northern Syria. Senior U.S. officials met Syrian opposition and civil society leaders in Istanbul this week to discuss the program.

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