Amnesty Report: ISIS Armed With U.S. Weapons

Amnesty International’s 44-page report, released late Monday, found that much of ISIS’ equipment and munitions comes from stockpiles captured from the U.S.-allied Iraqi military and Syrian rebels. Continue reading

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Over 1,000 Militants Surrender To Syrian Army In Last 24 Hours

The development came after President Bashar al-Assad in a televised address in July pardoned all soldiers who have fled the army, saying that his words served as a general decree to relevant officials. Continue reading

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U.S. Gives Up Effort To Train Syrian Opposition Forces

The $500-million program had once been a linchpin of the strategy to defeat ISIS but so far has proved a fiasco. It was put on hold after a band of fighters turned over their U.S.-supplied equipment to terrorists linked to al Qaeda. Continue reading

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US Sends 75 Trained Rebels To Syria After First Group Was Quickly Defeated

The fighters crossed over from Turkey on Friday and Saturday and are now located in areas north of the city of Aleppo, said the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Continue reading

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