US Laying Groundwork for Training Syrian Rebels

February 28, 2015 6:46 AM

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US Laying Groundwork for Training Syrian Rebels

The Pentagon announced Friday it had already vetted around 100 Syrian fighters for a training program it says could soon aid thousands of Syrian militants.

"Our assessment is we could be ready sometime within the next four to six weeks to begin actual training," Rear Admiral John Kirby stated, according to Reuters.

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