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Gen. Joseph Votel seeks Syrian rebel training under Donald Trump | Washington Times

Gen. Joseph Votel seeks Syrian rebel training under Donald Trump | Washington Times

U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel on Wednesday urged the incoming Trump administration to reverse course and continue an Obama administration program to train and equip Syrian moderate rebel forces as the campaign to retake Raqqa gathers force.

That would amount to a major about-face for the president-elect. During the election campaign, Mr. Trump sharply criticized the program and the handling of the Syrian conflict, saying U.S. officials “have no idea who these people are.”

Source: Gen. Joseph Votel seeks Syrian rebel training under Donald Trump – Washington Times