Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train and equip Syrian opposition: official

February 19, 2015 6:48 PM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey have signed an agreement to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition fighters, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday.

The U.S. military has said it is planning to send more than 400 troops, including special operations forces, to train Syrian moderates at sites outside Syria as part of the fight against Islamic State militants.

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