U.S.-backed anti-government Syrian rebels surround a piece of artillery while speaking to an American special forces member in Southern Syria near Tanf. (Hammurabi’s Justice News/AP)
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Trump Swaps Funds after Deciding Syria Recovery not as Useful as Arming Rebels, Including Former ISIS Fighters

When the dust settles, the Trump administration will have cut funds for rebuilding the parts of Syria it helped destroy and instead allocated those funds for arming extremist elements that seek to transform northeastern Syria.