US Begins Training Syrian Opposition Forces

Posted May 11, 2015 at 5:00am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that the United States “is training 90 Syrian opposition fighters with hopes of expanding the program ‘once it proves itself,'” Defense One reports.  

“So far, the U.S. is only supplying the moderate Syrian rebels with small arms. He expects American forces also will support Syrian rebels with intelligence… Carter said the moderate Syrian rebels would be battle ready in ‘a few months.'”