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West training Syrian rebels in Jordan
Posted By admin On March 9, 2013 @ 7:59 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Julian Borger and Nick Hopkins
London Guardian 
March 9, 2013
Western training of Syrian rebels is under way in Jordan  in an effort to strengthen secular elements in the opposition as a bulwark against Islamic extremism, and to begin building security forces to maintain order in the event of Bashar al-Assad’s fall.
Jordanian security sources say the training effort is led by the US, but involves British and French instructors.
The UK Ministry of Defence denied any British soldiers were providing direct military training to the rebels, though a small number of personnel, including special forces teams, have been in the country training the Jordanian military.
But the Guardian has been told that UK intelligence teams are giving the rebels logistical and other advice in some form.
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 Le Figaro: US Special Forces Train Armed Rebels in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/le-figaro-us-special-forces-train-armed-rebels-in-syria.html
 Army’s plans to support Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/armys-plans-to-support-syrian-rebels.html
 US troop buildup in Jordan after Turkey shuts US-NATO arms corridor to Syrian rebels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-troop-buildup-in-jordan-after-turkey-shuts-us-nato-arms-corridor-to-syrian-rebels.html
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