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

February 17, 2015 3:52 PM

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ANKARA (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey could sign an agreement to train and equip fighters in the moderate Syrian opposition within days, a Turkish foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

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

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