Discussing Arming Syria Rebels

 

The U.S. House could vote as early as Wednesday on whether to authorize arming and training moderate Syrian rebels in a mission to destroy the Islamic State militant group.

Republicans are holding internal talks today.
 
The Obama administration says arming the rebels is needed to accompany U.S. air strikes against militants who've seized large parts of Iraq and Syria.
 
Meanwhile, a senior administration official says the U.S. would go after Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to attack American planes launching airstrikes in his country.
 

Story source: AP