Turkey, U.S. Sign Deal to Train, Equip Islamists against Syria


According to Reuters, the United States and Turkey signed an agreement on Thursday to train and equip Islamists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey will provide an equal number of trainers to work alongside their American military counterparts, said an official at the U.S. military’s Central Command.

Reuters said that the agreement is “to train and equip Syrian moderates to fight the Islamic State.” Yet, the same Reuters report said, “Turkey hopes the training will also bolster the weakened and divided Syrian opposition in their war against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.”

It is highly doubtful that these “moderate” Islamists will fight the Islamic State (ISIS). In fact, according to WorldNetDaily, “moderate” Syrian rebels trained in 2012 by U.S. military instructors later joined the Islamic State.

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