Washington, SANA – US Pentagon announced that its program to train what it calls “moderate opposition” in Syria will begin within four to six weeks, in a new step that stresses the US adherence to its policies of supporting terrorists.
The US is persistent with providing funds and arms to terrorists despite the fact that many reports and statements made by Western officials have acknowledged that there are no “moderates” within the ranks of the “opposition” as it has been swollen with and fully dominated by the extremist terrorist groups of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra.
Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon Spokesman said “there will be roughly 200 to 300 people in each course,” adding that 100 had already been “screened and approved,” AFP quoted him as saying on Friday.
“I won’t put a date certain on when the training will begin, but our assessment is that we could be ready sometime within the next four to six weeks to begin actual training,” Kirby said.
He noted that the process of choosing those members is carefully done “to prevent enemy members infiltration to the training program.”
Observers clarify that Kirby’s talk of concern from “enemy members infiltration” to the training program and what he called “screening those members” stress that the United States itself knows the reality of those terrorists, yet they insist on supporting and training them, and this shows the reality of the US’s intention in its claim of fighting terrorism.
The US Administration and the Turkish regime under Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an agreement on the 19th of February to train terrorists and get them equipped at a Turkish base, while a date for another program for training terrorists which had been previously announced in Saudi Arabia and Qatar has not been set yet.
A total of 400 trainers for the program were earlier announced by the US, of whom a hundred have already been deployed.
Hours before the signing of the U.S.-Turkish agreement, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu suggested Syrian “opposition” groups to be trained and equipped by the joint US-Turkey program will also fight against the Syrian “regime”.
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