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In Syria, the U.S. Reverses Course

Jul 20, 2017 | 18:09 GMT
A sniper supporting the Syriac Military Council in combat against the Islamic State. With the end of the CIA program to train and equip moderate rebels, the United States has made its intentions clear. Washington is changing its approach to Syria's civil war, abandoning its efforts to remove the Syrian president from power to fight the Islamic State.

A sniper supporting the Syriac Military Council in combat against the Islamic State. With the end of the CIA program to train and equip moderate rebels, the United States has made its intentions clear. Washington is changing its approach to Syria's civil war, abandoning its efforts to remove the Syrian president from power to fight the Islamic State. But what will emerge from the ashes of the extremist group's defeat?

(DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

With the end of the CIA program to train and equip moderate rebels in Syria, the United States has made its intentions clear. Washington is changing its approach to Syria's civil war, abandoning its efforts to remove Bashar al Assad from power to fight the Islamic State. But what will emerge from the ashes of the extremist group's defeat?...

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