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Saturday, January 17, 2015
Iraq / Syria Regional War Update ( January 17-18 , 2015 Weekend Report ) - Fast moving battlefront and political news on Iraq and Syria .... Regional items such as the ironic Saudi 600 mile wall , items of note from Lebanon , Turkey , Israel ..... Updated as relevant
Though it was initially believed the training would center around existing pro-US factions in the rebellion, the Pentagon has since revealed they intend to form an entirely new faction.
They’ve also said they believe it will take at least a year for this force to be capable of any operations, from the time that the training begins. It remains to be seen how many recruits they’ll be able to get, and whether these factions will be any more effective than the previous pro-US rebels.