(CBS News) Since late last year, the CIA has been training small numbers of Syrian rebels at secret bases in Turkey and Jordan, CBS News has confirmed.

The training has included the use of anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, which have been provided by Arab countries, and which the rebels say they badly need to counter the firepower of the Syrian army.

So far, you’d have to say the training hasn’t succeeded, since in the past several weeks, the tide of battle has turned in favor of the government forces.

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