REYHANLI, Turkey/WASHINGTON - The U.S. plan to train and arm a Syrian rebel force is a major test of President Obama's strategy of engaging local partners to combat extremists. But the administration is already scaling back expectations of its impact. Full Article
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The much-touted plan to train and equip rebels to fight Islamic State in Syria is in trouble, with doubts about the mission and fears the force being assembled is far too small.