US, Turkey agree to train Syrian opposition forces

Turkey and the United States have hammered out a deal for providing training and equipment to moderate opposition groups in Syria, a Turkish spokesman said here on Tuesday.
Both sides are set to sign an agreement for a training and equipping program for Syrian opposition in the next few days, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgic said at a news conference.
The agreement will probably be launched in March, Bilgic added.
The program aims to train a total of 15,000 Syrian opposition fighters in a three-year period, which 5,000 of them will be trained at a military base in central Turkish province of Kirsehir.
The latest development came following months of negotiations on response to the current situation in Syria.

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