Russia Bombed Rebels Gaining on Assad


isis syriaCIA-backed rebels in Syria had made gains against Bashar al-Assad’s forces before being bombed by Russia, U.S. officials told the AP.

The AP reports that many of the rebels attacked were part of a covert campaign by the CIA to fund “moderate” rebels in Syria, separate from one run by the military and focused on training rebels to fight ISIS.

The officials said that the rebels have little hope of American aid now that they are being bombarded by Russia, an ally of the Syrian president. Read more.



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