US Embassy: Turkey, US Sign Deal to Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

February 19, 2015 6:56 PM

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Turkey and the United States signed an agreement Thursday to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group, said the U.S. Embassy in Ankara.

The two countries have been in talks about such a pact for several months. The deal was signed Thursday evening by U.S Ambassador John Bass and a senior Turkish foreign ministry official, said Embassy spokesman Joe Wierichs. He gave no further details.

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