Source: US training of Syria rebel fighters expands to Turkey

By REUTERS
May 28, 2015 14:33

WASHINGTON - The US military has started training Syrian opposition fighters in Turkey to combat Islamic State, expanding a program that first launched in Jordan weeks ago, a US official told Reuters on Thursday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not offer details on the size of the first group of recruits undergoing training in Turkey or the specific start date.

The Pentagon declined comment.


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