Syria

US Considering Training Rebels in Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of the risk of extremists taking over Assad's opposition without a U.S. intervention

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The Obama Administration is considering using military trainers to increase the capabilities of Syrian rebels, news reports say.

Any training would take place outside of Syria, possibly in Jordan, according to the AP news agency.

The report came as Secretary of State John Kerry warned of the risk of extremists taking over the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al Assad if the US fails to intervene.

Mr Kerry referred to a video obtained by the New York Times, purportedly showing extremist rebels executing captured Assad soldiers.