House Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels Expected Today


President Obama will meet today with military officials at U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., to discuss the fight against the militants calling themselves the Islamic State, as House lawmakers prepare for a vote to authorize training for moderate rebels to oppose the extremist group.

Meanwhile, the militants, also known as ISIS or ISIL, released a 52-second video titled "Flames of War" that features footage of military vehicles being blown up and promises "fighting has just begun."

In voting to approve the authorization to train and equip rebels, "House Republican leaders plan to offer the legislation as an amendment to a broader bill to keep the government funded into December and the Export-Import Bank open through June.