Turkey Steps Up Training of Syrian Opposition Forces

ISTANBUL β€” Turkey’s state-run news agency says the country has intensified its training of Syrian opposition fighters.

Anadolu Agency reported Saturday that Turkish special forces are training larger Free Syrian Army groups in the use of weapons including mortars, rocket launchers and machine guns, in terrain similar to where the fighters operate.

The agency quoted an unidentified military official saying, “It’s no longer the old FSA in the field but a new FSA being born. These FSA members in training will show their difference in possible future operations.”

Anadolu said the training was stepped up after Turkey declared in March an end to the first phase of its cross-border operation with FSA against the Islamic State group and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militants in northern Syria.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

One Response to “Turkey Steps Up Training of Syrian Opposition Forces”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: