U.S. starts training Syrian rebels in Jordan

Rebel fighters run during a battle against Syrian regime soldiers in Handarat, on the northern outskirts of Aleppo. File photo

ARA News 

Damascus, Syria – On Thursday, officials said the United States launched its military training for Syrian opposition fighters to combat militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL), officials said.

The program was launched in Jordan, according to U.S. officials, who told reporters that the same program will be soon extended to include other trainings in Turkey. 

An official spokesman for the Jordanian government confirmed that the training has begone since few days. 

The U.S.-led program is expected to provide military training and arms to a total of 15,000 Syrian moderate rebels. 



Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi 

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