Turkey, US Agree on Plan to Train 2,000 ’Moderate’ Syria Militants: Turkish Daily
Turkey and the United States have agreed on a plan under which some 2,000 militants from the so-called “moderate” Syrian opposition would be trained on Turkish soil, Hurriet Daily News published on Saturday.
The militants from the so-called “Free Syrian Army” will be trained at the Kirsehir base some 150 kilometers south of the capital Ankara by both Turkish and US personnel starting from late December, Hurriet Daily News reported, quoting unnamed officials.
The United States will provide weapons for the militants and is also expected to pay for the training, the daily said.
The agreement was reached after a third round of talks between Turkish and US military officials in Ankara, Turkey’s capital, the daily said.