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US starts vetting Syrian rebels for military training

The US military has begun vetting a group of Syrian rebels eligible for training and assistance in the fight against Islamic State militants, a step that paves the way for training to begin in weeks, the Pentagon said on Friday. R


Saudi to host training of moderate Syria rebels

Saudi Arabia has agreed to host training camps for moderate Syrian rebels as part of US President Barack Obama's broad strategy to combat Islamic State militants who have taken over parts of Syria and Iraq, US officials said on Wednesday.


Arab summit backs arming Syrian rebels

An Arab summit agreed last night that Arab League member states had the right to provide military support to Syrians fighting President Bashar Al Assad, according to a draft declaration. The summit, meeting in Qatar, urged regiona


Hamas ditches Assad, backs Syrian rebels

Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas turned publicly against their long-time ally President Bashar al-Assad of Syria on Friday, endorsing the revolt aimed at overthrowing his dynastic rule. The policy shift deprives Assad of

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