Latest Syrian training problem: Rebel who surrendered trucks

WASHINGTON — A Syrian insurgent commander handed over to an al-Qaida associate trucks and ammunition supposing by a U.S.-led coalition, in sell for protected thoroughfare to a Syrian town, according to sum expelled by a U.S. military.

The military’s comment has lifted some-more questions about a uneasy U.S. module to behind assuage rebels and is reinforcing vigour to make changes. The module has seen failures in both of a classes of recruits that graduated and returned to Syria to quarrel a Islamic State.

Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, U.S. Central Command spokesman, pronounced Monday that infantry leaders are stability to examination a module and puncture into a sum of a apparatus detriment final week. He pronounced a infantry is doing all it can to shade a recruits and to oldster a insurgent units and commanders.

“We will demeanour during what we can do to forestall such a conditions in a future,” Ryder said, “but given a complexity of a terrain it is not probable to discharge all risk.

“The assuage and vetted antithesis continues to face threats on mixed fronts, including from several nonconformist groups. It’s critical to be clear-eyed about a conditions in that these army operate, a groups operative opposite them, and a need to overcome a hurdles they have encountered and will continue to face,” he said.

After several days of review, a U.S. on Monday expelled some-more sum about a occurrence after initial observant final week that reports about a insurgent commander handing over apparatus to a Nusra Front were false. On Friday, Central Command pronounced that in fact a commander had handed over about a entertain of a apparatus a bloc had given his unit.

Ryder pronounced that 30 of a fighters lerned by a U.S. returned to a vetted Syrian unit, though a commander had not left by a training. The U.S. works with vetted Syrian insurgent organisation commanders and leaders to brand volunteers who will determine to quarrel a Islamic State, not a Syrian government. The volunteers are vetted and once they go by a training, they lapse to their unit. The bloc provides equipment, weapons and atmosphere support to a vetted groups

Ryder pronounced a commander told U.S. officials that he was contacted on Sept. 20 by an surrogate related to a Nusra Front, that is an al-Qaida associate in Syria. The Nusra fighters told him he had to spin over apparatus to them in sell for protected thoroughfare of his infantry from one city to another, a commander told US officials.

Officials pronounced that in a subsequent dual days he gave adult 6 trucks and some ammunition.

U.S. officials were unknowingly of a problem for several days, even as media reports began to aspect about a probable send of apparatus to a militants. The commander didn’t tell a U.S. what had happened until 5 days after he was primarily contacted by a Nusra Front.

The gaps in time lift questions about because a commander didn’t simply news a hazard to a U.S. or bloc leaders and because a newly lerned members of a section weren’t prepared to quarrel a militants rather than give adult a equipment.

The U.S. has had steady problems with a training, triggering an ongoing renovate of a effort, including suggestions that a newly lerned fighters work as a New Syrian Forces, or NSF, alongside Syrian Kurds, Sunni Arab and other anti-Islamic State forces.

The initial collection of about 54 trainees that returned to a terrain has mostly disbanded. Of a 54, one was killed; one is being hold captive; 9 are behind in a fight; 11 are accessible though not in Syria; 14 returned to Syria though quit a U.S. program; and 18 are unaccounted for.

The third and fourth classes — totaling about 50 fighters — are still during a training sites, though could be sent behind to insurgent units in Syria soon.

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Latest Syrian training problem: Rebel who surrendered trucks

WASHINGTON — A Syrian insurgent commander handed over to an al-Qaida associate trucks and ammunition supposing by a U.S.-led coalition, in sell for protected thoroughfare to a Syrian town, according to sum expelled by a U.S. military.

The military’s comment has lifted some-more questions about a uneasy U.S. module to behind assuage rebels and is reinforcing vigour to make changes. The module has seen failures in both of a classes of recruits that graduated and returned to Syria to quarrel a Islamic State.

Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, U.S. Central Command spokesman, pronounced Monday that infantry leaders are stability to examination a module and puncture into a sum of a apparatus detriment final week. He pronounced a infantry is doing all it can to shade a recruits and to oldster a insurgent units and commanders.

“We will demeanour during what we can do to forestall such a conditions in a future,” Ryder said, “but given a complexity of a terrain it is not probable to discharge all risk.

“The assuage and vetted antithesis continues to face threats on mixed fronts, including from several nonconformist groups. It’s critical to be clear-eyed about a conditions in that these army operate, a groups operative opposite them, and a need to overcome a hurdles they have encountered and will continue to face,” he said.

After several days of review, a U.S. on Monday expelled some-more sum about a occurrence after initial observant final week that reports about a insurgent commander handing over apparatus to a Nusra Front were false. On Friday, Central Command pronounced that in fact a commander had handed over about a entertain of a apparatus a bloc had given his unit.

Ryder pronounced that 30 of a fighters lerned by a U.S. returned to a vetted Syrian unit, though a commander had not left by a training. The U.S. works with vetted Syrian insurgent organisation commanders and leaders to brand volunteers who will determine to quarrel a Islamic State, not a Syrian government. The volunteers are vetted and once they go by a training, they lapse to their unit. The bloc provides equipment, weapons and atmosphere support to a vetted groups

Ryder pronounced a commander told U.S. officials that he was contacted on Sept. 20 by an surrogate related to a Nusra Front, that is an al-Qaida associate in Syria. The Nusra fighters told him he had to spin over apparatus to them in sell for protected thoroughfare of his infantry from one city to another, a commander told US officials.

Officials pronounced that in a subsequent dual days he gave adult 6 trucks and some ammunition.

U.S. officials were unknowingly of a problem for several days, even as media reports began to aspect about a probable send of apparatus to a militants. The commander didn’t tell a U.S. what had happened until 5 days after he was primarily contacted by a Nusra Front.

The gaps in time lift questions about because a commander didn’t simply news a hazard to a U.S. or bloc leaders and because a newly lerned members of a section weren’t prepared to quarrel a militants rather than give adult a equipment.

The U.S. has had steady problems with a training, triggering an ongoing renovate of a effort, including suggestions that a newly lerned fighters work as a New Syrian Forces, or NSF, alongside Syrian Kurds, Sunni Arab and other anti-Islamic State forces.

The initial collection of about 54 trainees that returned to a terrain has mostly disbanded. Of a 54, one was killed; one is being hold captive; 9 are behind in a fight; 11 are accessible though not in Syria; 14 returned to Syria though quit a U.S. program; and 18 are unaccounted for.

The third and fourth classes — totaling about 50 fighters — are still during a training sites, though could be sent behind to insurgent units in Syria soon.

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Curalate and eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network Partner to Help Publishers …

Curalate, a heading visible commerce platform, and eBay Enterprise, a inaugural tellurian provider of commerce and selling solutions, are partnering to give publishers a ability to expostulate trade and income from images sourced from Instagram. The partnership offers Curalate Like2Buy to some-more than one hundred thousand publishers in a eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network, permitting them to use imagery to improved rivet their audiences, expostulate trade to advertisers, and eventually emanate an wholly new commerce source.

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Curalate Like2Buy helps publishers in a eBay Enterprise Affiliate Network to expostulate consumers from cinema to purchases in a many fit approach possible. As bloggers increasingly promulgate with images, Like2Buy enables publishers to monetize a products contained within their pictures. For consumers, it’s now easier than ever to learn and buy new products curated visually by bloggers and publishers.

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Pope pushes for jail reform

CORRECTS DATE - Pope Francis reads his moral while celebrating high Mass during Madison Square Garden, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool)
CORRECTS DATE – Pope Francis reads his moral while celebrating high Mass during Madison Square Garden, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool)

PHILADELPHIA (MEDIA GENERAL) – Pope Francis will revisit inmates during Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday, Sep 27, before withdrawal a United States. The pontiff has done rapist probity one of his marquee messages, job on lawmakers to concentration supports and efforts on rehabilitating convicted criminals.

Dr. Jonathan Reyes of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops cites Pope Francis’s past exhortations for empathy, revelation a faithful, “If we done opposite decisions, we could be right there. That could be me.”

As church leaders indicate out, rapist annals mostly follow inmates outward jail walls, expelling certain practice opportunities and contributing to a cycle of criminality.

Washington, DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl forked to programs like Catholic Charities’ Welcome Reentry Program as partial of a remedy. It pairs adult inmates with proffer mentors with a idea of easing reintegration.

Wuerl says Welcome Home ensures a village is “able to be there with all of a neighbors in welcoming those who have paid their debt and are now prepared to take on life with all of us.”

Rudy Washington has participated in a Welcome Home D.C. associate module given withdrawal jail 5 years ago. He calls it “a God-given program,” after being interconnected adult with coach Floyd Price, who credits his grandmother for moving his lifetime of jail method involvement.

Over a final half-decade Washington and Price have navigated a education, medical and authorised systems. And when Price wasn’t means to make their scheduled meetings, he lined adult 3 members of his church to bond with Washington.

Price will continue as Washington’s coach until he finishes his GED and becomes a approved obsession specialist. After that, Washington skeleton to give behind by apropos a coach himself.

As Pope Francis visits Philadelphia’s largest jail and urges care for prisoners, Washington common his possess recommendation to those confronting a same hurdles he once did: “Say your prayers. Get to a meeting.  And be of service.”

For continued coverage of Pope Francis’ revisit to Philadelphia, follow @markpmeredith and @chanceseals on Twitter.

EKU Athletics inducts 9 into Hall of Fame



 featuring 9 individuals, during a Saturday afternoon rite during a EKU Center for a Arts

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame enshrined a 10th initiation class, featuring 9 individuals, during a Saturday afternoon rite during a EKU Center for a Arts.

The 2015 initiation category included: Demarkus Doss (men’s basketball, 1992-96), Jason Dunn (football, 1991-95), Beverly Brockman Games (women’s golf, 1992-97), Larry Kirksey (football, 1969-72), Jim Moberly (football, 1965-68), Robert Moore (baseball, 1985-87), Amy Clements Olsen (women’s cranky country/track, 1991-95), Liz Guard Sellers (volleyball, 2002-05) and Matt Witt (men’s basketball, 2002-06).

The organisation was also famous during halftime of a Colonels’ football diversion opposite Austin Peay.

For some-more information on a EKU Athletics Hall of Fame, greatfully strike Karl Park, Executive Director of a EKU Athletics Hall of Fame, 859-200-6686 or karl.park@eku.edu.

Here are a biographies for a 2015 initiation class:

Demarkus Doss (men’s basketball, 1992-96)
Doss was a four-year starter for manager Mike Calhoun’s EKU basketball group from 1992-96. He perceived all-conference approval as a sophomore and as a comparison when he was second-team All-OVC after finishing a deteriorate in a tip 10 in a discussion in 4 categories – scoring (9th); three-point commission (4th); steals (5th); and assists (10th). He finished his stellar career during Eastern as a school’s 11th all-time heading scorer with 1,442 points and a fifth all-time heading steals personality with 172. For his career, he averaged 13.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per diversion in 107 Colonel contests. He also sealed his stay during Eastern with an considerable 37.8 commission from three-point operation including attack 52 threes his comparison year and finishing fourth in a discussion in percentage. As a sophomore, he was honest discuss All-OVC and led EKU with 35 dunks, including an unimaginable 7 contra Tennessee Tech when he scored 34 points. As a youth and a senior, he finished both years as a ninth-leading scorer in a OVC, averaging 16.0 points as a youth and 16.4 points as a senior. In further to scoring 1,442 points, he finished his career with 597 rebounds, 228 assists, 172 steals and 97 dunks. After withdrawal EKU in 1996, he played in France for St. Thomas Le Harve. Following a army of personification basketball in France, he played quickly in 1999 with a CBA Grand Rapids Hoops. Later that season, he finished a year with a Dakota Wizards, an IBA team, that had a league’s best record and finished as Western Conference champions as he was voted Most Valuable Player. In 2000-2005, he worked during a DeDe Wallace choice propagandize for challenged kids. Later in 2005, he worked during a Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation village core for adults and kids. He became Director of a Looby Community Center in Nashville in 2012.

Jason Dunn (football, 1991-95)
Dunn played 4 seasons for manager Roy Kidd’s Colonel football group in a early 90’s before personification 12 seasons in a National Football League with a Philadelphia Eagles and a Kansas City Chiefs. After commencement his Eastern career in 1991 during defensive finish where he totaled 14 tackles and 14 assists, he was harmed in a 1992 deteriorate and perceived a medical redshirt. Coming behind as a sophomore in 1993, he changed to parsimonious finish and had 11 receptions for 155 yards. He also totaled 109 yards rushing from his parsimonious finish position, scoring one touchdown on a retreat and was named second-team All-OVC in assisting lead Eastern to a berth in a I-AA playoffs. His youth deteriorate he hold 14 passes for 278 yards with one touchdown and combined 60 yards rushing. He sealed his Colonel career in 1995 with 20 receptions for 221 yards and dual touchdowns and also combined 57 yards rushing and one touchdown. He was drafted in a second turn of a 1996 National Football League breeze by a Philadelphia Eagles and hold 40 passes for 557 yards and 4 TD’s from 1996-98. Sitting out a 1999 deteriorate with an injury, he was traded to a Kansas City Chiefs where he spent a final 8 years of his pro career, timid in 2007. His career totals with a Chiefs enclosed 41 catches for 353 yards and 7 TD’s. He was inducted into a Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and was a member of EKU’s All-Century Football Team comparison in 2009. He has served as an partner manager during Kentucky State University for a past dual seasons, operative as a special teams coordinator and parsimonious ends coach.

Beverly Brockman Games (women’s golf, 1992-97)
Games was a four-year minute personality for manager Sandy Martin’s EKU women’s golf group from 1994-97. She began her career in a tumble of 1993 when Eastern instituted women’s golf into a intercollegiate entertainment lineup by winning 3 of a 6 tournaments in that Eastern competed. She followed that adult in a open of her beginner deteriorate by capturing a particular pretension during a OVC Tournament by 4 strokes and being named OVC Women’s Golfer of a Year as she led EKU to a second-place finish in a OVC Tourney. As a sophomore, in 19 rounds of golf played, she was ranked 272nd in a nation, as she won 3 some-more tourneys improving her scoring normal by 5.6 shots per round. In her youth season, she prisoner her second OVC particular medalist pretension by winning a discussion competition by 8 strokes with a three-round pretension of 229. She led Eastern to a initial OVC women’s golf championship with a three-stroke attainment over Tennessee Tech. In being named OVC Women’s Golfer of a Year, she finished a year ranked 320th in a republic and won 4 particular titles in a 10 tourneys in that EKU competed. Her comparison deteriorate in 1997 constructed her third discussion particular championship and OVC Golfer of a Year endowment as she had a tip inhabitant ranking of her career, shutting a year ranked 118th by 22 rounds of golf. She won a OVC Tournament by 4 strokes, posting a final 54-hole sum of 232. She sealed her collegiate career in grand conform winning her final 4 tournaments. She was also named EKU Senior Female Athlete of a Year in 1997 among all sports

Larry Kirksey (football, 1969-72)
Kirksey was a four-year letterman and three-year starter for manager Roy Kidd’s Colonel football group from 1969-72 where he played far-reaching receiver. His best deteriorate was his comparison year when he hold 32 passes for 502 yards. Following his graduation from Eastern in 1974, he began his coaching career as an partner manager during Miami University for 3 seasons. From 1977-81, he coached far-reaching receivers and parsimonious ends during Kentucky, a same post he hold a following year with Kansas. In 1983 he was conduct manager during Kentucky State University before returning to a Southeastern Conference during Florida from 1984-88 as using backs coach. Other collegiate coaching stints for this inductee enclosed Pittsburgh (1989), Alabama (1990-93), Texas AM (2000) and Middle Tennessee (2006). In 1994, he began his NFL career as far-reaching receivers manager for a San Francisco 49’ers, coaching a NFL’s all-time accepting and receiving yards leader, Jerry Rice. Under his tutelage, Rice set an NFL record with 1,848 receiving yards and had a career-high 122 receptions in 1995. San Francisco’s receivers set a Super Bowl record in Super Bowl XXIX with 6 touchdown catches, including 3 by Rice. In his army during Alabama, he helped lead a Crimson Tide to a inhabitant championship in 1992. He is a former NFL manager with 17 years knowledge in a League with stints with a 49’ers, a Lions, a Jaguars, a Broncos and many recently, a seven-year army with a Houston Texans. In these 7 seasons, Andre Johnson averaged an NFL-best 93.6 yards per game, led a fasten in receiving yards in 2008 and 2009 and led a NFL in receptions in 2008. He was out of coaching in 2005 while portion as emissary executive executive of a Kentucky Sports Authority before returning to coaching in 2006 as partner conduct manager during Middle Tennessee, assisting lead them to a Sun Belt Conference crown.

Jim Moberly (football, 1965-68)
Moberly started all 4 years (1965-68) for manager Roy Kidd’s football group during linebacker and was partial of dual Ohio Valley Conference championship teams and a 1967 Grantland Rice Bowl championship team. He began his career starting for Eastern mid by his 1965 beginner deteriorate as EKU finished 4-4-1. The Maroons finished fourth in a fasten in group invulnerability that year, permitting usually 278 yards per contest. As a sophomore, a Colonels finished 7-3 altogether and finished adult 15th in a final UPI check for tiny colleges. Eastern grew a repute as a tough invulnerability that deteriorate after heading a fasten in scoring invulnerability (10.8 ppg.) and altogether group invulnerability (203.8 ypg.). His youth deteriorate constructed one of a all-time good Colonel teams as Eastern finished 8-1-2 altogether and undefeated in discussion play in winning Kidd’s initial fasten pretension and a school’s third overall. The ’67 deteriorate culminated when Eastern degraded Ball State 27-13 in a Grantland Rice Bowl to constraint a NCAA’s 10-state Mideast Region championship. While averaging 25.3 points per diversion on offense, this inductee and his defensive counterparts did their parts, permitting a conference-best 7.5 ppg. EKU also sealed a year second in group defense, giving adult usually 228.1 yards per game. In his comparison year of 1968, Eastern was 8-2 and finished undefeated in discussion play for a second true year in winning a second uninterrupted OVC title. Again finishing second in group invulnerability in final fasten stats, he was comparison as a first-team All-OVC selection. He is a former boss of a Colonel Club and is also one of a initial fathers of Eastern’s football boosters club, a Worn Cleat Club.

Robert Moore (baseball, 1985-87)
Moore played 3 seasons for manager Jim Ward’s EKU ball group before signing a veteran agreement with a Kansas City Royals. He had an superb career during Eastern that led to him holding 4 singular deteriorate propagandize records, including many games played (68), during bats (266), uninterrupted hits (12) and doubles (26). His many considerable deteriorate came in 1987 when he was named a second-team All-American and an NCAA All-South Region player. That deteriorate he was also named OVC Northern Division Player of a Year after batting .433. A three-time first-team All-OVC selection, he was collegiate baseball’s toughest actor to strikeout with usually 3 strikeouts in 165 during bats in 1987. While during Eastern, a Colonels won 104 games in 3 seasons, surfaced by a school-record 42-29 record in 1985 when EKU modernized to NCAA informal play. He played 10 seasons of veteran baseball, compiling a .279 career batting normal and recording 175 saves. His best seasons in teenager fasten ball were a 1987 deteriorate with Class A Eugene where he batted .374 and a 1994 year with Class AAA Richmond where he finished a year during .366. In Sep of 1991, he done his vital fasten debut, personification for a Kansas City Royals and attack .357 with a double and 3 steals. He is now in his ninth deteriorate as attack manager with a Class A plantation group of a Atlanta Braves, a Rome Braves. His initial deteriorate of veteran coaching was 1997 when he served as a manager with a Braves Single-A associate of a Northwest League. He also spent 3 seasons with a Lynchburg Hillcats where he helped lead that group to a Carolina League title. Before fasten a Rome Braves, he spent dual seasons as a manager with Braves Single-A associate in Greenville.

Amy Clements Olsen (women’s cranky country/track, 1991-95)
Olsen was a four-year minute personality for manager Rick Erdmann’s women’s cranky republic and lane teams from 1991-95. She began her Eastern career in grand conform by winning a OVC cranky republic championship, finishing a 5,000-meter march in initial place in a time of 18:06. She solid this attainment of being named OVC Women’s Cross Country Runner of a Year her sophomore and her comparison years in assisting Eastern continue a fibre of OVC women’s cranky republic titles to 18 in a quarrel from 1982-1999. During her four-year career, she was comparison as OVC Female Cross Country Runner of a Week 7 times. Her success continued during her lane seasons as she did her partial in heading EKU to dual OVC outside titles and one discussion indoor championship. During her four-year EKU career, she was a four-time OVC outside champion in a 3,000-meter run and set a propagandize record in a 10,000-meter run. She also won a 1993 indoor pretension in a 3,000-meter run and prisoner 3 fasten medals in a 5,000-meter run (1993 and 1995 indoor and a 1993 outdoor). Other achievements during Eastern enclosed being named a three-time EKU Sportswoman of a Year in Cross Country; Outstanding Senior in Physical Education; Top comparison in a College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics; a EKU Milestone Yearbook’s Hall of Fame Winner; and was one of 10 Finalists for a 1995 NCAA Woman of a Year Award. She was also one of usually 6 athletes to be comparison as a 1993-94 OVC Scholar Athlete of a Year, won a OVC Medal of Honor that deteriorate and was a three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. She recently served as a conduct cranky republic manager and a member of a accessory expertise during Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, commencement a initial cranky republic group there in 2005. She led her 2013 and 2014 squads to back-to-back USA South Championship titles and warranted Coach of a Year honors any year. The 2014 Avenging Angels warranted a program’s third uninterrupted inhabitant Division III All-Academic approval from a United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Her teams done a solid stand adult a ranks in a USA South Athletic Conference with a second-place finish in a 2012 championships. Meredith prisoner uninterrupted fourth place finishes during a program’s initial 3 years as a member of a conference. The 2006 group finished a third place finish in a USA South as a non-conference member and won a Division III State Championship in 2005. She came to Meredith from NCAA Division we member Duke University where she served dual years as a women’s cranky country/track partner coach. During her time there, they finished as a NCAA cranky republic inhabitant runner-up in 2005. Previously, she served 5 years as conduct cranky country/ lane manager during Charleston Southern University. She also served dual years as connoisseur partner manager during Northern Arizona University. While she was during NAU, a men’s and women’s teams finished in a tip 10 in a NCAA cranky republic championships. Olsen binds a Master of Arts in practice scholarship from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts in earthy preparation from Eastern Kentucky University. She spends her gangling time in a Raleigh area as a volunteer, advisor and cabinet member in several county and church organizations and camps.

Liz Guard Sellers (volleyball, 2002-05)
Sellers was a four-year starter from 2002-05 for manager Lori Duncan’s EKU volleyball team. She began her career during Eastern in grand character being named to a OVC All-Freshman Team after she finished second on a group with 85 sum blocks. As a sophomore, she was named initial group All-OVC after a deteriorate in that she led Eastern in 6 statistical categories and accounted for a team-best 4.29 points per game. Her 447 kills placed her sixth on Eastern’s all-time singular deteriorate charts. She was again named first-team all-conference her youth deteriorate and was comparison to a 2004 All-OVC Tournament Team after heading a Colonels to a regular-season OVC co-championship and an OVC Tourney title. She ranked 18th nationally in attack commission in 2004, heading a OVC and environment an EKU record with her .387 mark. The Colonels finished 27-5 that deteriorate and were separated in a NCAA Tournament by Tennessee. She also surfaced a OVC in attack commission and finished second on a group in kills with 449. She also was named a team’s Best Offensive Player and perceived a squad’s Most Inspirational Attitude /Work Ethic award. As a senior, she was a pushing force in running a Colonels to another OVC unchanging deteriorate co-championship as Eastern finished 23-7. She was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association honest discuss All-American after being named to a All-Midwest Region Team and a OVC’s All-Tournament Team. She was a initial actor in module story to be named an All-American. She binds dual propagandize annals – singular deteriorate attack commission of .387 set as a youth and a fanciful career attack commission of .311. She is also listed among Eastern’s tip 10 performances in 7 other descent categories. Her comparison season, she was named a team’s Most Valuable Player, Best Offensive Player and perceived a squad’s Most Inspirational Leader award. She perceived both her Bachelor of Arts grade in open family and her Masters of Science in earthy preparation and competition administration from EKU. She recently resolved a five-year stay during EKU in 2014, where she had served as an partner manager for a Colonel volleyball team.

Matt Witt (men’s basketball, 2002-06)
Witt was a four-year starter during EKU from 2002-2006 and finished his career as Eastern’s all-time heading scorer with 1,832 points. He came to EKU after apropos a usually actor in a state of Ohio’s abounding high propagandize tradition to measure some-more than 2,000 points and palm out some-more than 500 assists. He done a crash right out of a gate, being named OVC Freshman of a Year and OVC Rookie of a Week an extraordinary 11 times while scoring 13.6 points per game. As a sophomore in averaged a team-leading 15.6 points a game, was second in a discussion in assists while being named to a All-OVC second group and to a OVC All Tournament squad. During that year, he also strike 39.8 percent from three-point operation while canning 70 prolonged operation shots. His youth deteriorate was a special deteriorate as he scored in double total 23 of 31 games and was a pushing force on manager Travis Ford’s NCAA Tournament group that gave highly-ranked Kentucky a shock in a 72-64. He scored a team-high 21 points. He sealed out that deteriorate second in a OVC in assists and 20th in a republic in assists with his 6.26 assists per diversion average. His comparison season, he finished a year as a OVC’s third tops scorer with 18.5 points per game. He done 97 three-pointers, strike 80.4 percent from a giveaway chuck line and was named second-team All-OVC. He is a EKU career personality in three-pointers done with 283, is second in Colonel story with 630 career assists, that is also fourth many in OVC history. He was comparison to Eastern’s All-Century Team in 2009 and played basketball in Europe for 6 seasons where he led his group in scoring and assists 5 of those years. He played his initial dual years for teams in Germany and The Netherlands where he averaged 17.6 and 16.4 points per game. His subsequent 4 seasons, he played for teams in Spain where he incited in a illusory 2010-11 deteriorate for Club Balencesto Clavijo in heading them to a unchanging deteriorate pretension and a fasten crater championship. That season, his 17.0 points and 6.5 assists per competition led a fasten as he was comparison Import Player of a Year and Guard of a Year.

US-Trained Syrian Rebels Gave Equipment to al-Qaida Affiliate

A Syrian insurgent commander who recently finished a U.S. training module has told a Pentagon that he surrendered 6 coalition-provided trucks and ammunition to militants from a al-Qaida associate in Syria, famous as a al-Nusra Front.

U.S. Central Command says roughly 25 percent of a apparatus reserved to that section was apparently incited over progressing this week in sell for protected thoroughfare within a region.

After progressing denying reports that some fighters had handed over gear, a Pentagon concurred Friday that it had perceived presentation from a New Syrian Forces (NSF) unit.

“If accurate, a news of NSF members providing apparatus to al-Nusra Front is really concerning and a defilement of Syria train-and-equip module guidelines,” U.S. Central Command orator Colonel Patrick Ryder said.

Earlier this week, a al-Nusra Front tweeted an design of a coalition-issued purloin and claimed that a newest NSF members had handed over all their weapons on re-entering Syria final week.

At a time, a Pentagon pronounced a design was an aged design repurposed from a Facebook page of a formerly deployed NSF warrior from a opposite training class.  

But Friday, Ryder said, “in light of this new information, we wanted to safeguard a open was sensitive as fast as probable about a contribution as we know them during this time.”

Troubled program

Meanwhile, dual senators are seeking Defense Secretary Ash Carter to brief them on a administration’s examination of a Syrian train-and-equip effort.

Republican Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Democrat Claire McCaskill of Missouri sent a minute as a train-and-equip module comes underneath augmenting congressional scrutiny.

American lawmakers have fumed during a delayed pace, and in July, President Barack Obama uttered his disappointment with a program, saying, “I have done it transparent to my organisation that we will do some-more to sight and supply a assuage antithesis in Syria.”

In July, al-Nusra abducted a commander and 7 fighters from a program’s initial graduates usually days after they had deployed in Syria, following training in Turkey. The unraveling of a initial fortuitous stirred an cheer on Capitol Hill, and final week comparison administration officials shielded a module before doubtful lawmakers.  

General Lloyd Austin, arch of U.S. Central Command, told a Senate Armed Services Committee that no some-more than 5 U.S.-trained Syrian fighters were left from a initial graduates — an acknowledgment that a $500 million module to lift an army of Syrian fighters had left nowhere.  He concurred a module competence be overhauled.

Laying blame

Syrian insurgent commanders, who have been retiring to proffer organisation for a program, contend a dual biggest problems with a goal are how firmly Washington defines “moderate” and a Obama administration’s insistence that a train-and-equip force can be used usually opposite Islamic State extremists and not opposite a Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad.

The insurgent fighters contend Assad is obliged for many some-more deaths in Syria than a jihadists. “I told them from a start we wouldn’t offer one male as prolonged as a force was usually going after Daesh,” a insurgent commander regulating a Arab acronym for IS told VOA. He pronounced he could see no purpose in weakening his forces, who are especially fighting Assad’s army, to take on a Islamic State group.

The al-Nusra Front, a opposition to a Islamic State group, has targeted U.S.-backed rebels in Syria. Last year, it routed dual insurgent militias, a Syria Revolutionaries Front and a Hazzm Movement.

VOA’s Jamie Dettmer contributed to this report.

NASA to exhibit ‘Mars poser solved’

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0  Updated during 2:00 pm, Sep 27th, 2015 By: Jareen Imam, CNN

(CNN) — NASA is delicious a universe with large Mars news.

It says a poser enshrouding a Red Planet has been solved.

The space group is scheduled to announce a “major scholarship finding” on Monday.

A special news discussion is slated for 11:30 a.m. ET, and will be promote live on NASA Television as good as a website.

NASA on Thursday announced on amicable media that it would exhibit news of a Mars discovery, promulgation space fans into a conjecture frenzy.

People bombarded a group with an array of questions on Twitter, anticipating that NASA detected some kind of life on a Red Planet.

A few joked that a space group finally located Mark Watney, a illusory wanderer stranded on Mars played by Matt Damon in a arriving space journey film “The Martian.”

As most as everybody is anticipating for aliens, it’s substantially not aliens. However, a space group has pronounced in a past that Mars did have conditions once suitable for life and some-more scrutiny could yield clues into either life stays somewhere on a cold planet.

The InSight lander scheduled to launch in 2016 won't range though will mount still and dump a examine into a belligerent to try Mars' core.

It is approaching that Monday’s proclamation will have critical implications toward a bargain of Mars.

Jim Green, executive of heavenly scholarship during NASA headquarters, will be holding partial in Monday’s news conference. Michael Meyer, lead scientist for a Mars Exploration Program, and other researchers will be participatingas well.

The space group has called special news conferences in a past to announce vital systematic discoveries. In July, NASA suggested that a Kepler booster speckled “Earth’s bigger, comparison cousin,” Kepler-452b, a initial scarcely Earth-size universe to be found in a habitable section of a star identical to a own.

NASA has skeleton to send humans to Mars by a 2030s and is now building capabilities to make prolonged tenure space transport possible.

About 250 miles above land, American wanderer Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko are spending a year in space on a International Space Station. In a “One Year Mission,” a span is study what effects prolonged generation space bearing in 0 sobriety has on a tellurian body.

NASA has been exploring a Red Planet given a 1960s with a assistance of robotics. The Mariner 4 goal was one of a beginning successful examine flybys that supposing a initial close-up photos of Mars from low space.

There have been some-more than 40 missions to Mars by a U.S., Russia, Japan, China and a European Space Agency.

During Monday’s conference, NASA will be responding questions from a open on Twitter regulating a hashtag #AskNASA.


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Pope to pull for jail reform

CORRECTS DATE - Pope Francis reads his moral while celebrating high Mass during Madison Square Garden, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool)
CORRECTS DATE – Pope Francis reads his moral while celebrating high Mass during Madison Square Garden, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, Pool)

PHILADELPHIA (MEDIA GENERAL) – Pope Francis will revisit inmates during Philadelphia’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility on Sunday, Sep 27, before withdrawal a United States. The pontiff has done rapist probity one of his marquee messages, job on lawmakers to concentration supports and efforts on rehabilitating convicted criminals.

Dr. Jonathan Reyes of a U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops cites Pope Francis’s past exhortations for empathy, revelation a faithful, “If we done opposite decisions, we could be right there. That could be me.”

As church leaders indicate out, rapist annals mostly follow inmates outward jail walls, expelling certain practice opportunities and contributing to a cycle of criminality.

Washington, DC Archbishop Donald Wuerl forked to programs like Catholic Charities’ Welcome Reentry Program as partial of a remedy. It pairs adult inmates with proffer mentors with a idea of easing reintegration.

Wuerl says Welcome Home ensures a village is “able to be there with all of a neighbors in welcoming those who have paid their debt and are now prepared to take on life with all of us.”

Rudy Washington has participated in a Welcome Home D.C. associate module given withdrawal jail 5 years ago. He calls it “a God-given program,” after being interconnected adult with coach Floyd Price, who credits his grandmother for moving his lifetime of jail method involvement.

Over a final half-decade Washington and Price have navigated a education, medical and authorised systems. And when Price wasn’t means to make their scheduled meetings, he lined adult 3 members of his church to bond with Washington.

Price will continue as Washington’s coach until he finishes his GED and becomes a approved obsession specialist. After that, Washington skeleton to give behind by apropos a coach himself.

As Pope Francis visits Philadelphia’s largest jail and urges care for prisoners, Washington common his possess recommendation to those confronting a same hurdles he once did: “Say your prayers. Get to a meeting. And be of service.”

4 dead, dozens harmed after Ride a Ducks vehicle, train crash

A Ride a Ducks debate car and a licence train carrying unfamiliar college students collided on a bustling Aurora overpass Thursday, murdering 4 people and promulgation dozens to hospitals in a mutilate that sparse crumpled steel and damaged potion on a road.

 KIRO 7 News logged reports in a thread subsequent on Thursday. See Friday’s story on a victims here.


QUICK FACTS:

  • Ride a Ducks vehicle, licence bus, 2 newcomer vehicles concerned
  • 4 passed were college students
  • 50 legalised during stage for injures
  • 44 sent to area hospitals
  • 7 additional to hospitals for teenager injuries
  • Three patients are still in critical
  • Victims’ families can call (206) 461-3200 for information

    [11:23 p.m.] The Aurora Bridge is open to trade in both directions.

    Photos from a scene | Raw video from pile-up site

    [11:15 p.m.] The southbound lanes of a Aurora Bridge reopened to traffic.

    [10:58 p.m.] The Ride a Ducks car and licence train were towed divided only before 11 p.m.

    [9:13 p.m.] Mayor Ed Murray suggested there would be a discussion with city officials and officials with North Seattle College — on Friday, during 10:00 a.m.

    [7:48 p.m.] The damaged Ride a Duck car was installed onto a pull truck, as officials continued to transparent a stage of a comfortless collision on a Aurora Bridge. 

    [6:52 p.m.] Early dusk recap: National Transportation Safety Board has taken over a review that killed 4 general college students and sent dozens of others to area hospitals.

    Fifteen patients are still in critical, many of whom are students. A integrate of victims are in surgery. 

    An general tyro module from North Seattle College was on a bus. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the city is operative with State Department of Consulates; it’s misleading how many countries are involved. Additionally, supervision officials are operative to strike subsequent of family for a deceased.

    “We extend a deepest condolences to a families of these defunct students, as good as to a students and worker who postulated injuries. No difference are adequate to demonstrate a comprehensive pain and grief we all feel as a outcome of receiving this harmful news,” North Seattle College President Warren Brown wrote.

    Officials have not given a confirmed criticism of what led adult to a crash, though a declare told KIRO 7 News that “the left front circle of a Duck train sealed up, causing it to snake onto a approaching traffic, afterwards T-boning a debate bus.” 

    North and southbound lanes of a Aurora Bridge is still close down for a investigation, and it could stay sealed until Friday.   

    Seattle Department of Transportation will be doing a overpass review to make certain a overpass is protected for drivers.

    Ride a Ducks tour vehicles – described as military-style debate buses that can also be operated on H2O – willingly withdrew from a streets.

    In entrance days, city leaders are operative with Ride a Ducks on what to do with vehicles on Seattle streets going forward. 

    Seattle Police Department has set adult a hotline for anyone who witnessed today’s Aurora Bridge collision to strike investigators: 206-233-5000. Victims’ families can call 2-1-1 for information. For some-more on a information line, click here.

    [6 p.m.] Mayor Ed Murray pronounced in a news lecture on Thursday night that “our hearts” go out to a victims and their families.

    Leaders are operative to pierce trade by a city, a best they can as a review continues.

    “”I ask for your calm as we work to examine and transparent a scene. Travel will be impacted in Seattle,” Murray said.

    [5:58 p.m.] Bloodworks Northwest said the response for their ask for blood donations after a Ride a Ducks charter train crash has been overwhelming.Click here for trade alerts. 

    [5:53 p.m.] The news discussion with Seattle mayor and leaders has been pushed behind to 6 p.m. We’re streaming live now. Watch here.

    [5:35 p.m.] In a latest from Harborview Medical Center, dual patients have been liberated from a hospital.

    Sixteen patients sojourn in HMC’s care: two in critical intensive care, nine in vicious complete care, four in satisfactory, and one is satisfactory

    [5:34 p.m.] Temporary train lanes non-stop on Westlake to assistance Metro train riders. Interstate 5 trade continues to build. Read about travel closures and buses rerouted here.

    [5:22 p.m.] Every puncture room in Seattle was usurpation patients from this crash. Forty-four patients were rushed to Harborview’s Level One Trauma Units — Swedish Ballard, Swedish Cherry Hill, Swedish First Hill, Northwest Hospital, and Group Health.

    Patients during these locations are still recovering.

    VIDEO: Fatal Ducks-bus pile-up inspiring trade

    [4:56 p.m.] Mayor Murray and dialect directors will give an refurbish on a SR-99 collision. Chief Kathleen O’Toole, SPD; Chief Harold Scoggins, SFD; and Director Scott Kubly, SDOT, will join him from a Seattle Emergency Operations Center.

    Watch a lecture here on kirotv.com.

    [4:22 p.m.] Interstate 5 trade is starting to get complicated as a overpass stays closed. Northbound 99 is sealed during Western, SB during 46th.

    Meanwhile, 3 pull trucks are enroute to assistance transparent a crash.

    [4:19 p.m.] United States Coast Guard is seeking mariners to check transiting Lake Washington Ship Canal until Aurora Bridge is cleared.

    [4:00 p.m.] A Seattle grill located on Aurora sealed out of honour for a victims. Servers are out on a street, giving food to initial responders.

    [3:43 p.m.] North Seattle College expelled an updated matter observant dual buses were out carrying students and employees from a International Programs to Safeco Field as partial of a new tyro orientation. One of a buses was concerned in a crash.

    “At this time, we don’t nonetheless know a accurate series of students on a train or a standing of their injuries. However, we are operative closely with authorities to learn more,” a matter said. “Our hearts go out to each student, worker and particular concerned in this comfortless accident. At this time, a categorical concentration is to combine on a contentment of a students and to forewarn their families as fast as probable we learn information.”

    [3:35 p.m.] Investigators are still perplexing to find out what led adult to a crash. The Ride a Ducks car and licence train are still in a core of a bridge.

    [2:59 p.m.] A National Transportation Safety Board group will examine a collision.

    VIDEO: NTSB investigators responding to lethal Ducks boat-charter train pile-up

    [2:53 p.m.] Harborview Medical Center, an entity of UW Medicine, has perceived a sum of 17 patients from a Ride a Duck/tour train in crash. Ages operation from a 17-year-old womanlike to a 61-year-old male.

    Three patients are in surgery. Thirty reduction severely harmed patients were triaged by Harborview’s Disaster Control Center to other hospitals.   

    [2:49 p.m.] Swedish Medical Center has 16 patients conflicting 3 campuses. They expelled a following list: 

    Swedish Ballard:

    1. 43-year-old female, Condition: Good
    2. 20-year-old female, Condition: Serious
    3. 18-year-old male, Condition: Fair
    4. 3-year-old female, Condition: Fair/Serious
    5. 19-year-old female, Condition: Good

    Swedish First Hill:

    1. 17-year-old female, Condition: fair
    2. 19-year-old male, Condition: fair
    3. 46-year-old female, Condition: serious
    4. 59-year-old female, Condition: serious

    Swedish Cherry Hill:

    1. 31-year-old female, Condition: stable
    2. 54-year-old female, Condition: stable
    3. 65-year-old female, Condition: serious
    4. 57-year-old female, Condition: stable
    5. 73-year-old female, Condition: stable
    6. 23-year-male, Condition: stable
    7. 20-year-old female, Condition: critical

    [2:36 p.m.] An SUV motorist who was concerned in a lethal pile-up on a overpass pronounced a licence train and a debate car were headed in conflicting directions when they collided.

    Associated Press reports 23-year-old Brad Volm, of Philadelphia, pronounced he was pushing behind a steep boat, streamer north on a Aurora Avenue bridge, when a amphibious car swerved in front of him. Volm says it seemed a steep boat’s front left tire sealed up, and a car swerved into a approaching licence bus.

    Seattle military and glow officials have not reliable a sequence of events streamer to a crash, though they pronounced initial reports described it as a head-on collision.

    [2:15] Buses are streamer out early, some have already arrived during schools to ready for delays due to overpass crash. Schools are notifying all 53,000 families. Click here for trade alerts. 

    [2:12 p.m.] Early afternoon recap: A head-on pile-up involving a propagandize licence train an amphibious Ride a Ducks car has killed 4 people and sent over 44 patients to Harborview Medical Center and other area hospitals. 

    As of 2 p.m., HMC told KIRO 7 News 8 people were in vicious with 3 in surgery, 8 were in serious, and one chairman in satisfactory. At a scene, 50 people were legalised for injuries. 

    Several other newcomer vehicles were concerned in a crash.

    The City’s Emergency Operations Center was activated for response efforts — as  north and southbound lanes of a Aurora Bridge are now close down for a collision investigation.

    Mayor Ed Murray pronounced unfamiliar students were on a licence bus, and efforts were being done to strike consulates.

    Associated Press reports a licence train was from Bellair Charters and Airporter, formed in Ferndale, Washington. A summary left with a company’s boss wasn’t immediately returned.

    Scroll down for additional information as it came into a KIRO 7 Newsroom.

    [2:02 p.m.] Bloodworks Northwest has expelled an obligatory interest to blood donors to assistance accommodate vicious needs in response to a crash. O-positive O-negative blood forms are generally needed. Click here for concession centers.

    “With adult to 40 people with injuries, we are responding fast to additional orders for blood components from mixed hospitals receiving people harmed in a crash,” pronounced James P. AuBuchon, M.D., boss and arch executive officer. “We need to accommodate this puncture direct and also to feed reserve so that we can continue to accommodate normal studious needs.”

    [1:54 p.m.] Family members looking for desired ones concerned in a pile-up are suggested to call a Harborview hotline — during (206) 520-5200.

    From Mayor Ed Murray: “The Aurora Avenue Bridge will sojourn sealed and might sojourn sealed into a dusk commute. To accommodate rerouted traffic, a Fremont Avenue Bridge will sojourn open to travel traffic, though sealed to vessel openings for a time-being.”

    [1:45 p.m.] As a review continues, trade is complicated into Seattle from southbound Interstate 5. Northbound and southbound Aurora is sealed with no estimated time on a reopening. Click here for trade alerts.Download a KIRO 7 News app for alerts on traffic.

    [1:28 p.m.] North Seattle College expelled a matter on a train accident. 

    “Students and employees who were concerned in a collision are being ecstatic to campus where counselors will be on palm to support them. We are operative to learn a standing of all students and employees concerned in a collision and will yield an refurbish as shortly as possible.”

    Mayor Ed Murray pronounced a unfamiliar students were on a licence bus, and efforts were being done to strike consulates. He had no other details.

    [1:27 p.m.] Ride a Ducks boss pronounced he is uncertain if a association will be open for tours on Friday.

    “Safety of a passengers is a series one concern,” he said.

    [1:21 p.m.] An watcher tells KIRO 7 News that “the left front circle of a Duck train sealed up, causing it to snake onto a approaching traffic, afterwards t-boning a debate bus.”

    [1:15 p.m.] Aurora Bridge to sojourn sealed for several hours as glow and military respond to a collision involving vicious injuries. Use swap routes.

    [1:02 p.m.] Harborview Medical Center said none of a 14 patients they have recieved, including 12 critical, have died. Doctors are saying a operation of injuries from damaged skeleton to face and conduct injuries.

    [12:53 p.m.] Four are reliable passed from a crash, city leaders pronounced in a latest briefing. Seattle Fire updated a series of those severely harmed to 14.

    Ninety firefighters responded to what Mayor Ed Murray called a terrible tragedy.

    VIDEO: Mayor, military arch pronounce in arise of mass misadventure pile-up

    [12:50 p.m.] Aurora Bridge will be sealed a rest of a day.

    [12:40 p.m.] Ride a Ducks sealed tours for a rest of a day out of respect.

    [12:37 p.m.] The Associated Press reported they called a Ride a Ducks corporate office, a male who answered a phone pronounced a association had no evident comment.

    [12:33 p.m.] North Seattle College confirms 45 students and staff from a general module were in a crash.

    [12:29 p.m.] More people are withdrawal a stage by another licence bus.

    [12:27 p.m.] SB 99 is sealed during Western Avenue and SB during N. 46th Street. Drivers should design prolonged delays.

    [12:11 p.m.] During a lecture with Seattle fire, Lt. Sue Stangl pronounced a infancy of poignant injuries are from a licence bus. The dual people killed were expected on a licence bus, not Ride a Ducks.

    Nine people have been sent to hospitals in vicious condition. Stangl pronounced 12 people suffered teenager injuries that would need sanatorium visits, and officials evaluated 30 other passengers on a vehicles who didn’t need serve treatment.

    VIDEO: Seattle Fire Department lecture on mass misadventure pile-up

    There are 50 sum injuries.

    It is misleading accurately what led adult to a crash.

    [12:04 p.m.] A source inside Harborview Medical Center told KIRO 7 News that “the whole place here is mobilized. All mishap surgeons in a ER OR.”

    An watcher pronounced a Ride a Ducks car overcorrected, collided with licence train in conflicting direction.

    [11:58 a.m.] Seattle glow reliable dual people are passed and 9 others have vicious injuries.

    [11:50 a.m.] As many as 9 people need evident caring for injuries.

    [11:45 a.m.] All patients have been extricated. Seattle Fire Department pronounced about 50 people were evaluated.

    [11:37 a.m.] Wounded are walking around a pile-up stage as during slightest dual others are strapped to backboards.

    Photos from a scene.

    [11:31 a.m.] A triage core is set adult on a Aurora Bridge. KIRO 7 Chopper shows firefighters extricating riders from a Ride The Ducks vehicle.

    [11:15 a.m.] The Ride The Ducks-charter train collision is restraint all northbound and southbound lanes.

    Police and firefighters are responding to a crash.

    The amphibious, military-style debate vehicles are operated by a debate association called Ride a Ducks and are famous for generous drivers and debate guides who play shrill song and impostor by megaphones as they lead tourists around a city.

    Want to speak about a news of a day? Watch giveaway streaming video on the KIRO 7 mobile app and iPad app, and join us here on Facebook.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report

    Syria commander gives troops apparatus to al-Qaida affiliate

    • U.S. Central Command says that 25 percent of a apparatus reserved to section was given to al-Qaida associate in Syria, famous as a Nusra Front
    • Equipment was reportedly incited over to organisation in sell for protected thoroughfare within a region 
    • Air Force Col. Pat Ryder says a authority is looking into a incident 

    Associated Press

    and
    Dailymail.com Reporter

    A Syrian insurgent commander who recently finished a U.S. training module has told a U.S. troops that he surrendered 6 coalition-provided trucks and ammunition to an surrogate related to a al-Qaida associate in Syria, famous as a Nusra Front.

    U.S. Central Command pronounced late Friday that roughly 25 percent of a apparatus reserved to that section was apparently incited over progressing this week in sell for protected thoroughfare within a region. 

    U.S. officials pronounced a Syrians continue to insist that they have not relinquished any tangible weapons to a Nusra Front and that all of their crew are still accounted for.

    Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, pronounced a authority is looking into a incident. 

    Surrendered: A Syrian insurgent commander  told a U.S. troops that he surrendered 6 coalition-provided trucks and ammunition to an surrogate related to a al-Qaida associate in Syria, famous as a Nusra Front. Above, members of a Syrian antithesis Sultan Murad Brigade are seen on Sep 12

    Surrendered: A Syrian insurgent commander told a U.S. troops that he surrendered 6 coalition-provided trucks and ammunition to an surrogate related to a al-Qaida associate in Syria, famous as a Nusra Front. Above, members of a Syrian antithesis Sultan Murad Brigade are seen on Sep 12

    Gone: U.S. Central Command pronounced  that roughly 25 percent of a apparatus reserved to that section was apparently incited over.  Above, members of a Jabhat as-Sham make preparations on Aug 25 in Syria

    Gone: U.S. Central Command pronounced that roughly 25 percent of a apparatus reserved to that section was apparently incited over.  Above, members of a Jabhat as-Sham make preparations on Aug 25 in Syria

    But a news contradicts information a Defense Department supposing progressing in a day, that pronounced reports of U.S.-trained Syrian rebels defecting and blank apparatus going to a Nusra Front were incorrect.

    The news underscores determined problems with a U.S.-led coalition’s bid to sight and supply Syrian rebels to quarrel a Islamic State.

    Ryder pronounced a Syrians had told a U.S. progressing Friday that no apparatus or people were missing, though a U.S. found out after on that some of those assertions were wrong. 

    He pronounced providing apparatus to a Nusra Front is a defilement of a training and equipping program.

    ‘In light of this new information, we wanted to safeguard a open was sensitive as fast as probable about a contribution as we know them during this time,’ Ryder said.  

    ‘We are regulating all means during a ordering to demeanour into what accurately happened and establish a suitable response.’

    Safe passage: U.S. Central Command pronounced that they reportedly done a understanding in sell for protected thoroughfare within a region. Above, Syrian antithesis members quarrel opposite Assad Regime Forces on Sep 12 

    Safe passage: U.S. Central Command pronounced that they reportedly done a understanding in sell for protected thoroughfare within a region. Above, Syrian antithesis members quarrel opposite Assad Regime Forces on Sep 12 

    The commander who incited a apparatus over to a Nusra Front was one of about 70 insurgent fighters who were in a second U.S. training course. Above, members of Jabhat as-Sham forces make preparations 

    The commander who incited a apparatus over to a Nusra Front was one of about 70 insurgent fighters who were in a second U.S. training course. Above, members of Jabhat as-Sham forces make preparations 

    The commander who incited a apparatus over to a Nusra Front was one of about 70 insurgent fighters who were in a second U.S. training course. 

    He had usually recently returned to Syria to quarrel a Islamic State militants.

    The training module has been criticized as charity too small too late and unwell to yield adequate insurance for those lerned rebels once behind inside Syria. 

    The comparison rebels are pronounced to bear a consummate vetting routine to safeguard they concentration on a quarrel opposite a IS.

    U.S. officials have begun an renovate of a effort, including suggesting that a newly lerned fighters work as a New Syrian Forces, or NSF, alongside Syrian Kurds, Sunni Arab and other anti-Islamic State forces.

    The initial collection of about 54 trainees has mostly disbanded. Of a 54, one was killed; one is being hold captive; 9 are behind in a fight; 11 are accessible though not in Syria; 14 returned to Syria though quit a U.S. program; and 18 are unaccounted for.

    The training module has been criticized as charity too small too late and unwell to yield adequate insurance for those lerned rebels once behind inside Syria. Above, a Syrian antithesis organisation attacks terrorists in August

    The training module has been criticized as charity too small too late and unwell to yield adequate insurance for those lerned rebels once behind inside Syria. Above, a Syrian antithesis organisation attacks terrorists in August

     

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