US President Donald Trump has ended the CIA’s clandestine programme to provide weapons and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, officials have said.
The programme began in 2013 as Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, decided to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to stand down.
The decision to halt it was made almost a month ago, by which time the flow of arms had already slowed significantly.
The officials said the move was part of an effort to improve ties with Russia.
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