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US says only 60 Syrians being trained to fight IS

Only about 60 Syrian rebels are being trained by the United States to take on the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says, admitting it was far below the number hoped forOnly about 60 Syrian rebels are being trained by the United States to take on the Islamic State group, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, admitting it was far below the number hoped for. The disclosure is likely to add to criticism of the Obama administration’s military strategy, with US Senator John McCain saying that the United States was “losing” the fight against the extremists, who have overrun large areas of Syria and Iraq. Several lawmakers including McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, grilled Carter and the military’s top general, Martin Dempsey, on topics ranging from Ukraine to the Middle East.

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