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McCain rejects study that says Syrian rebels are largely jihadis

Sen. John McCain hotly disputed a study claiming that at least half of Syria’s rebels are radical jihadis, repeatedly exclaiming “Not true, not true!”  McCain told the Council on Foreign Relations audience, that he disagreed with the findings, and challenged the contention by defense consultancy IHS Jane’s that “the insurgency is now dominated by groups with at least an Islamist viewpoint of the conflict.”

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