Official: US, Turkey to sign Syrian opposition train-and-equip deal in days

By REUTERS
February 17, 2015 17:43

ANKARA - The United States and Turkey could sign an agreement to train and equip fighters in the moderate Syrian opposition within days, a Turkish government spokesman said on Tuesday.

The US military has said it is planning to send more than 400 troops, including special operations forces, to train Syrian moderates outside the country as part of the fight against Islamic State militants.



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