Turkey says joint U.S. training of Syria rebels to start in March

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 20, 2015 4:52 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday Turkey and the United States aimed to start a program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels early next month.

The United States and Turkey signed an agreement on Thursday to train and equip opposition rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Ayla Jean Yackley; Editing by Nick Tattersall)