Turkey, U.S. to Train Syrians vs. ISIS

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Turkey and the U.S. have signed a deal to work together to train and equip moderate Syrian opposition troops to fight ISIS, according to a Turkish foreign ministry official.

“The agreement was signed by the foreign ministry undersecretary and the U.S. ambassador,” the official told Reuters. More than 400 U.S. troops, including special-operations units, will be deployed to train Syrian moderates.

Previously, U.S. officials said they planned to train around 5,000 Syrian fighters as part of a three-year plan to combat ISIS. The agreement will likely add further tensions to America’s strained relationship with Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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