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West fights for Syrian transition

Issue No. 2344

British special forces have joined other Western powers training Syrian fighters based in Jordan. 

Britain already trains sections of the Jordanian military.

This training, led by the CIA, mainly involves military officers who have defected from Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said, “We are big on the transition picture, because at some point Assad is going to fall, and the opposition are going to need help.”

Britain and the US are worried about “transition”.

If the revolt against the Assad dictatorship is successful, they want to control the forces that take its place.

 


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Thu 21 Mar 2013, 14:18 GMT
Issue No. 2344
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