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    US Mulls New Plan for Syria Fight

    The White House is rethinking the failed attempts at training Syrian rebels to fight Assad’s regime and ISIS militants. Congress learned this week that fewer than 100 troops had been trained, and only a handful of them are fighting today. The finger-pointing has begun, with Obama’s staff saying he never really liked the idea anyway. Now Russia’s moving into the region, arming and training the Syrian regime’s troops, which has the administration scheduling talks with Putin — and experts wondering how the two sides can bridge the giant divide called … Assad.

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