Very Few U.S.-Trained Syrians Fighting ISIS, Senators Are Told

September 16, 2015 10:41 PM

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Very Few U.S.-Trained Syrians Fighting ISIS, Senators Are Told

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, the head of the United States Central Command, told a Senate panel that only a very small number of Syrian fighters trained by the United States remained in the fight.

WASHINGTON — Only four or five Syrian individuals trained by the United States military to confront the Islamic State remain in the fight, the head of the United States Central Command told a Senate panel on Wednesday, a bleak acknowledgment that the Defense Department’s $500 million program to rais...

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