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Ankara And Washington Agree To Train 2,000 Syrian Rebels In Turkey – Report – 15 November 2014

RT logoThe US and Turkey agreed on plans to train 2,000 members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) on Turkish territory, but the sides failed to agree on the question of training Kurdish groups, which Ankara has labeled members of a terrorist organization.

Following a series of meetings between US European Command (EUCOM) and the US Central Command (CENTCOM) and high-ranking Turkish military officials at the Turkish General Staff’s headquarters, the sides agreed on equipping and training Syrian anti-government rebels at Turkey’s Hirfanli training center in Kirsehir province, Hürriyet Daily News reported.

American military officials, who will also participate in the training, will provide weapons and ammunition for the Syrian opposition.

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