U.S. drops Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels: NYT

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 09, 2015 7:56 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is dropping a $500 million Pentagon program to train Syrian rebels fighting the administration of President Bashar al-Assad, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing unidentified Obama administration officials.

The newspaper said Pentagon officials were expected to announce the end of the program on Friday.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)