'Trump ends CIA support for anti-Assad Syria rebels'-
US president phasing out agency's programme to arm and train groups in order to get closer to Russia, say US officials.
"The Trump administration has decided to halt the CIA's covert programme to equip and train certain rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, two US officials said, a move sought by Assad ally Russia.
The Washington Post was first to report the programme's suspension on Wednesday.
The US decision, said one of the officials, is part of an effort by the administration to improve relations with Russia, which along with Iranian-supported groups has largely succeeded in preserving Assad's government in the six-year-civil war...