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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