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General Lloyd Austin, the commander of U.S. Central Command leading the war on ISIS, told Congress today that only "four or five" of the first 54 U.S.trained moderate Syrian fighters remain in the fight against ISIS.
Christine Wormuth, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, also told the Senate Armed Services Committee that there are currently between 100 and 120 fighters in a program that was slated to have trained 5,400 fighters in its first 12 months.
originally posted by: Siddharta
I am impressed by the estimation. Thinking of all these numbers we hear these days one can wonder how exact they are.
4 or 5...
originally posted by: 727Sky
a reply to: deadeyedick
Well I for one believe this info is worthy of at least a S&F and I do appreciate your time in posting. I personally think America and their allies are on the wrong side when it comes to Syria and are/have pushed an agenda that is destabilizing the entire world.
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
It cost $500 million to train those Syrian fighters, too.
This is just further proof the Pentagon's "war" against ISIS is a charade.
PS: other US-trained Syrian troops have had their information (names, addresses) leaked to ISIS by our "ally" Turkey, and have been killed.
So what do you get when the United States, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Turkey all have designs on toppling Syria's Assad? You get ISIS.