posted on Oct, 21 2013 @ 10:21 PM
Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi Arabia - from US Marines ?
This article is from IHS Jane's Defence Weekly.
I have no idea about their credibility on stories like this.
If true, then it would seem the U.S. is more involved than many would have us think.
I know the U.S. has some troops in Jordan, and has a base in Qatar.
Can someone elaborate please?
17 October 2013
Free Syrian Army (FSA) units are receiving intensive training from US Marine Corps personnel in Saudi Arabia, a senior FSA source has told IHS Jane's
The source said the United States and Saudi Arabia have agreed to train around 1,500 insurgents. The programme began a few months ago and most of the
personnel will be trained by the end of 2013.
The courses last for 100 days and include fighting in built up areas (FIBUA). The most recent intake that arrived from Jordan on 13 October consists
of around 40% from insurgent groups operating inside Syria, with the rest recruited from refugees in neighbouring countries.
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