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Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow.


Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow

  • President Trump has decided to end the CIA’s covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad,

  • The program was a central plank of a policy begun by the Obama administration in 2013 to put pressure on Assad to step aside,

  • Officials said the phasing out of the secret program reflects Trump’s interest in finding ways to work with Russia,

Source: washingtonpost.com


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