US Abandons Efforts to Train Syrian Rebels

The Obama administration is abandoning efforts to train Syrian rebel forces to fight Islamic State militants, and switching to a strategy of "equipping and enabling" a select group of "vetted" opposition leaders and units.

"We will monitor the progress these groups make and provide them with air support as they take the fight to ISIL," a Pentagon statement said. "This focus on equipping and enabling will allow us to reinforce the progress already made in countering ISIL in Syria." READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE


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