Not again! British military to train ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels

British troops will be sent to Turkey to train moderate Syrian forces battling ISIS, such as those above holding a flag with ‘Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’

Britain is to provide military training to Syrian rebel groups fighting ISIS, the Government has announced on the final day of Parliament.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the UK would send around 75 military trainers and headquarters staff to provide instruction in the use of weapons, infantry tactics and medical skills.

The training, which forms part of a US-led programme to support the moderate Syrian opposition, will take place in Turkey.

Mr Fallon said ISIS could only be defeated by local forces on the ground in Syria and Iraq…


The elusive “moderate rebels.” I have no doubt that a few do exist, but their numbers are so small that they cannot compete with Islamist militias (both Sunni and Shia). They are likely hard to identify as well. Lots of incentive for lying here.

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  • tom_billesley

    Operation “Thankless Task”.

  • Ken

    All this free training and weapons are just another form jizya from the infidels.

    • Frau Katze

      One way arms from America and the UK end up with ISIS.

      • tom_billesley

        I hope they’re one way.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    More insanity from outside intervention, doing the same things over again and expecting different results every time.

    • Gary

      When the war is over they will ALL go back to hating the West and the Jooooooo’s .

  • Get out of the way and let the Muslims kill each other.

    What is so hard about that to understand?

  • Gary

    Those “Moderate Rebels” live in the same town as the Short Giant , Tall Midget , and Shy Hooker .

    • Surele Surele

      Virgin Hooker?

  • Surele Surele

    Fool me once…

  • simus1

    First step in training:
    Make sure turks thoroughly involved in the process so all secrets betrayed to the enemy are clear and understandable. Confusion in such situations is very dangerous.