US and Jordan to Finish Training Syrian Rebels Early

Those being trained could be used to form a buffer zone on Syria's southern border


AMMAN, Jordan, April 3 (UPI) — Washington and Amman accelerated training of Syrian rebel forces who might create a buffer zone along Syria's southern border, U.S. and Jordanian officials say.

The training of about 3,000 Free Syrian Army officers, which began at a Jordanian military base last year, has been stepped up and expanded after rebel gains in southern Syria, the officials told The Washington Post.