Pentagon confirms US has begun training Syrians to battle ISIS

By REUTERS
May 7, 2015 21:28

 
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WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Thursday that US military troops have begun training a small, company-sized group of Syrian fighters to battle Islamic State militants who have overrun parts of Syria and Iraq.

Carter told a news conference a second company-sized group of Syrian fighters would begin training soon. The Pentagon chief said the company-sized unit that already has started training has about 90 personnel.

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