US Senate approves plan to train, arm Syrian rebels

The US Senate Thursday approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels in the efforts to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a day after the House of Representatives adopted the measure.

Washington,: The US Senate Thursday approved President Barack Obama's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels in the efforts to fight the Islamic State (IS) militant group, a day after the House of Representatives adopted the measure.

The Senate voted 78 to 22 to give the president the authority, as part of a package that funds the federal government, xinhua reported.

The legislation will now land on Obama's desk for his signature into law.

 

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