Syrian Rebels Being Trained By US and UK in Turkey

Consultant claims the program is not for "king-making"


ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 27 (UPI) — The U.S. and British governments are "moving cautiously" to prop up the capabilities of the Syrian opposition movement, a British consultant said.

The Daily Telegraph newspaper in London reports that Syrian activists are being trained by U.S. and British authorities in Turkey on ways to counter the regime in Damascus.

"We are not 'king-making' in Syria," a British consultant familiar with the program told the newspaper. "The U.K. and the U.S. are moving cautiously to help what has been developing within Syria to improve the capabilities of the opposition."