The CIA may take on a larger role in the U.S. fight to combat Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants, according to a report in The Washington Post. 

Citing U.S. officials, the Post says the White House is considering “plans to escalate the CIA’s role in arming and training fighters in Syria.”

According to the report, the Obama administration is concerned that the Pentagon has not been able to arm and train moderate rebels fast enough to combat the Islamic militants.

“We need a little more urgency in helping the moderates, and the agency was viewed as the best way to get that going fast,”  a senior U.S. official told the newspaper.

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