BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition is planning to train 30,000 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to ‘contain’ Iran in Syria, Asharq Al-Aswat reported.
Speaking to a commander from the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG), Asharq Al-Aswat reported that the U.S. Coalition and SDF have signed a one year memorandum to train 30,000 soldiers to combat Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) cells and contain Iran.
“The US Army started yesterday establishing three posts in Tal Abyad and two others in Ain al-Arab (Kobani) at the border with Turkey to protect the back of its Syrian ally forces against ISIS,” the YPG commander told Asharq Al-Aswat.
In the meantime, the U.S. military is setting up five observation posts in northern Syria that will stretch across the Al-Raqqa and Al-Hasakah provinces.
Turkey is currently upset over the U.S.’ decision to construct these observation posts, as they view this as an attempt by Washington to defend the YPG and SDF troops in northern Syria.