US sees Syria rebels in political, not military solution

October 27, 2014 9:14 AM

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Syrian air force has ramped up its own bombin­g campai­gn on insurg­ent-held areas since the US-led air strike­s began

The United States does not expect Syrian rebels it plans to train to fight Islamic State militants to also take on President Bashar al Assad’s forces, but sees them as a crucial part of a political solution to end the war, a senior US official said.

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