Obama Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced last week the US is training “about 90” Syrians to take on ISIS.
Yeah, that ought to do it.
CNS News reported:
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Thursday that “combat training has begun for a company-sized group” of Syrians — “about 90,” he said.
“This program is critical and a complex part of our counter-ISIL efforts. We expect a second group to begin training in the next few weeks,” Carter told reporters at the Pentagon.
He described the trainees as “highly-vetted individuals” who are being trained in a “secure location,” which he would not disclose. “As you probably know, there are several locations, and we — we’re going to keep that to ourselves.”
A new report this week estimated that 30,000 to 100,000 Europeans have joined ISIS in the Caliphate.