CENTCOM Chief Predicts ISIL Will Be 'Much Degraded' Over The Next Eight Months

By Tony Bertuca / October 17, 2014 at 3:32 PM
America's top general in the campaign against Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria believes enemy units will be "much degraded" over the next eight to 12 months, creating the opportunity for 5,000 U.S.-trained Syrian rebels to make a significant impact when they join the fight next year. Gen. Lloyd Austin, chief of U.S. Central Command, said U.S. forces would carefully select, recruit and train moderate Syrian rebels to focus their efforts on fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the...

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