Free Syrian Army fighters hug as they celebrate after they took control of Tal al-Zaatar city, activists said, in Deraa countryside, Syria August 13, 2015. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Faqir
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A second group of rebel fighters trained in Turkey by the U.S.-led coalition could be deployed to Syria within weeks as part of a campaign to push ISIS insurgents away from the border, diplomatic sources told Reuters Friday.The United States and Turkey plan to provide air cover for what Washington judges to be moderate Syrian rebels, in a joint operation to flush ISIS from a rectangle of border territory roughly 80 km (50 miles) long. The Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front said late last month it had detained some of a first group of less than 60 U.S.-trained rebels in northern Syria weeks after they were deployed, and warned others to abandon the program.
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