Second last episode!
On 8 October 2015, the U.S. officially announced the end of the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels in an acknowledgment that the program had failed.
The Pentagon admitted that it had trained only four or five fighters inside Syria and that others had surrendered to rival groups and handed over the their weapons when they crossed the border from Turkey.
But other covert and significantly larger CIA programs to arm anti-government fighters in Syria continued.
Trump became President and his attitude towards Bashar changed – at least for a brief period. Especially after the 4 April 2017 gas attack at town of Khan Shaykhun. 72 hours later, Trump launched 59 cruise missiles at Shayrat Air Base, which U.S. intelligence claimed was the source of the attack.
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