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Democrats Growing Unhappy With Obama Administration’s Syria Policy

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President Obama delivers his 2014 State of the Union address. Photo: Screenshot.

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AP – Democratic discontent with the U.S. strategy in Syria is growing, with some of President Barack Obama’s supporters in Congress questioning what he is doing to fight Islamic State militants, stem the exodus of Syrian refugees and find a political solution to the conflict.

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on Monday said the beleaguered U.S. program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels to fight IS should be scrapped. Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, told Congress earlier this month that only four or five trained fighters are battling the militants — significantly short of the U.S. goal to train 5,000.

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