US: Will Turks Train Syrian Opposition in Turkey?

October 10, 2014 10:26 PM

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US: Will Turks Train Syrian Opposition in Turkey?

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Friday that the U.S. wants to know how far Turkey is willing to go in helping train and equip moderate opposition fighters trying to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, including whether it will conduct training on its own land.

Turkey has agreed to support efforts to train and equip the Syrian opposition, but the U.S. doesn't yet know whether Ankara is willing to do the training inside Turkey itself. Saudi Arabia, for instance, has agreed to host training facilities for Syrian rebels on its territory. U.S. officials are st...

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