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US abandons Pentagon's failed rebel-building effort in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration is overhauling its approach to fighting the Islamic State in Syria, abandoning a failed Pentagon effort to build a new ground force of moderate rebels and instead partnering with established rebel groups, officials said Friday. The shift, telegraphed weeks ago by disclosures that the effort had produced only a handful of trained rebels, is meant partly to take better advantage of U. S. airpower, which can play a bigger role now that Turkey is American...

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