Obama to overhaul U.S. program to support Syria rebels: Carter

LONDON - U.S. President Barack Obama is set to overhaul Washington's approach to supporting Syrian rebel forces following this year's deeply troubled launch of a U.S. military training program, and will speak on the matter within hours, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday.

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