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Pentagon collapses program for training Syrian rebels

on Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:21 am
The administration of US President Barack Obama has decided to close the program for training Syrian moderate opposition. It is reported by The New York Times.

The newspaper said the administration acknowledged that the Pentagon program, estimated at $ 500 million to train and equip the Syrian rebels, was unable to fulfill its task in the fight against insurgents, "Islamic state."

The Pentagon plans to officially announce the phasing of the program on Friday, after the Minister of Defense Ashton Carter will leave London, where he will meet with his British counterpart Michael Fallon on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

A source at the Pentagon added that, presumably, much less large-scale training center may appear in Turkey, writes UNIAN.

Recall September 30, Russia struck their first blow in Syria after the Federation Council of the Russian Federation has agreed to the use of the Air Force of Russia on the territory of other states. The Russian Air Force attacked near the Syrian city of Latakia, Homs and Hama.

According to media reports, the Russian air strikes in Syria are accompanied by a ground operation troops Assad. In Russian
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