Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending the first wave of about 100 US forces to the Middle East in the coming days to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters battling Islamic State militants. 391 more words
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – A delegation of U.S. senators led by John McCain have met separately with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Salman and Qatar’s emir, part of a regional tour focused on training Syrian rebels. 671 more words
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send 400 troops to train moderate Syrian rebels this spring.
Pentagon spokesman Maj. James Brindle confirmed the planned deployment early Friday morning. 97 more words