Last updated: 17 February, 2015

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

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.”