Obama seeks $500 million to train and equip vetted members of Syrian opposition

  • by: JULIE PACE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 26, 2014 - 10:40 PM

WASHINGTON — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up U.S. efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.

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