Rebel fighters drive a tank on the road between the villages of Zahraa and Nubol in the northern Syrian Aleppo province during clashes with pro-government fighters on November 23, 2014
Rebel fighters drive a tank on the road between the villages of Zahraa and Nubol in the northern Syrian Aleppo province during clashes with pro-government fighters on November 23, 2014 © Mohamad Zeen - AFP/File
Rebel fighters drive a tank on the road between the villages of Zahraa and Nubol in the northern Syrian Aleppo province during clashes with pro-government fighters on November 23, 2014
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Last updated: February 17, 2015

US and Turkey agree 'in principle' to train, equip Syrian rebels

Banner Icon The United States and Turkey have agreed "in principle" on a deal to train and equip Syrian rebel forces, the State Department said Tuesday.

"As we have announced before, Turkey has agreed to be one of the regional hosts for the train-and-equip program for moderate Syrian opposition forces," department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. "We expect to conclude and sign the agreement with Turkey soon."

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