Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have abducted scores of people, including several Christian families, after seizing a strategically located town in the central Syrian province of Homs
230 people had been kidnapped, including 60 Christians, some of whom were taken from a church in Qaryatain, which was captured overnight after heavy fighting with the Syrian army.
Last year, President Obama asked for $500 million to arm and train the Syrian rebels, this year alone, the effort is supposed to train 3,000 soldiers to fight ISIS, but so far, it's only yielded about 60 fighters, of those 60, over half have been killed, wounded, or captured in the past week alone by Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's Syrian branch
Everybody to blame for this," says Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. "I don't know anybody above [the rank of colonel] who didn't think this was a terrible idea