U.S. weighs expanded CIA training, arming of Syrian allies struggling against Assad

By Greg Miller, Karen DeYoung, November 15, 2014

The Obama administration has been weighing plans to escalate the CIA’s role in arming and training fighters in Syria, a move aimed at accelerating covert U.S. support to moderate rebel factions while the Pentagon is preparing to establish its own training bases, U.S. officials said.

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