Feb 28, 2013
The United States is drastically increasing its support for Syrian opposition fighters and helping train rebels at a base in the region, the New York Times reported Thursday.
Offering armed groups non-lethal assistance could help their military campaign, US administration officials told the New York Times.
The training, which has reportedly already begun, represents the most extreme American involvement to date in the Syrian conflict, though the extent mission is not clear.
According to the New York Times, Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to propose the idea of training rebel fighters at a meeting in Rome with Syrian opposition leaders, as part of his tour of Europe.