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State Department: US to continue training Syrian opposition

Washington is not abandoning the preparation of the Syrian moderate opposition, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters, commenting on suggestions that the White House has recently relied on Kurdish formations instead of unreliable oppositionists.

"We are still focusing on the training and material support program (of the opposition).", - quotes Toner RIA News.

At the same time, "the United States will support the actions of the Kurds, Syrian Turkmen and Syrian Arab forces in the fight against the Islamic State group."

Earlier it was reported that in 2 months the Pentagon managed to train only 60 fighters from among the "moderate oppositionists". According to the plans, up to 5 thousand people should be trained annually at bases in Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. One of the difficulties in the implementation of the program is the verification of candidates for training in terms of their possible connections with radical organizations.
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  1. bender8282
    bender8282 13 August 2015 08: 28
    To whom the war, to whom the mother is dear! The old Yankov scenario ... so to speak "American dream"
  2. gla172
    gla172 13 August 2015 08: 29
    "" "Earlier it was reported that in 2 months the Pentagon managed to train only 60 fighters from among the" moderate oppositionists. "

    For what ? To hara-kiri ?! (
  3. Imperialkolorad
    Imperialkolorad 13 August 2015 08: 32
    Why these euphemisms? They support and protect ISIS. After all, the so-called moderate oppositionists are slowly moving over to Assad.
  4. mamont5
    mamont5 13 August 2015 08: 39
    Who would doubt it? Politics does not change, and the United States cannot live without such a policy. At least as it is today.
  5. vkl-47
    vkl-47 13 August 2015 08: 42
    They openly announced that they would sponsor IS
  6. Sanain
    Sanain 13 August 2015 08: 42
    "Department of State: US will continue to train Syrian oppositionists."

    I understand that ISIS alone is not enough for them.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 August 2015 08: 46
    We continue to focus on the training and material support program (opposition)

    With the first batch of "prepared" they screwed up to the fullest now they will spend money on new meat. Hatred of Assad prevails over common sense, which the United States, by and large, did not have.
  8. andrei332809
    andrei332809 13 August 2015 08: 53
    everyone is taught fool dzhorzhikov, dill, bandits, terrorists ...