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Comrade Grumpy

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Mon May 25, 2015, 10:46 AM May 2015

Turkey and US "Agree in Principle" to Provide Air Support to Syrian Rebels [View all]

Source: The Guardian

Turkey and the US have agreed in “principle” to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey’s foreign minister said.

The two countries agreed in February to train and equip up to 15,000 Syrians under the $500m US programme designed to add a credible ground force to an air bombing campaign against the militant group.

The program suffered unexplained delays as the US resisted Turkish calls for the force to be also prepared to fight the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, and the sides tried to reach agreement on who to train.

The US has also refused a Turkish proposal for enforcing a safe area and a no-fly zone in Syria, prompting questions on how trained rebels would be protected when they entered the country.

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Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/25/turkey-us-air-support-syria-rebels-agree-in-principle



We are edging ever closer to going to war against Syria.

What happens if Assad's forces attack the US-supported rebels?
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