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Report: US helping to train Syrian opposition

Posted By admin On February 28, 2013 @ 6:21 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
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.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=304872

[2] Syrian Air Force intelligence chief killed, opposition websites report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-air-force-intelligence-chief-killed-opposition-websites-report.html

[3] Syrian opposition plans to set up “unified army”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-opposition-plans-to-set-up-unified-army.html

[4] Moscow surprised by US recognition of Syrian opposition – Lavrov: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moscow-surprised-by-us-recognition-of-syrian-opposition-lavrov.html

[5] Syrian leadership ready to talk to opposition – Iran’s FM: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-leadership-ready-to-talk-to-opposition-irans-fm.html

[6] Syrian opposition says west has promised military aid: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syrian-opposition-says-west-has-promised-military-aid.html

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