U.S. may be unable to defend its Syria recruits against Assad

March 11, 2015 6:47 PM

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U.S. may be unable to defend its Syria recruits against Assad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States does not appear to have clear-cut legal authority to protect Syrian rebels it trains from attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, even under new war powers, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday.

Still, Carter told Congress, a final determination had not yet been made.

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