U.S. expects some familiar faces among Syria rebel recruits




 
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December 3rd, 2014  
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Topic: U.S. expects some familiar faces among Syria rebel recruits


By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is creating a vigorous vetting process to weed out undesirables among the Syrian rebels it will train to fight Islamic State, but some of the new recruits will be familiar faces requiring far more limited screening. The program is expected to include a number of fighters already known to the U.S. government who could take as little as a day to initially vet, U.S. officials said. The United States already has ties with networks of Syrian fighters, including through a clandestine CIA program that has already trained rebels and through U.S. ...




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