Obama signed into law training and arming the Syrian opposition

President Barack Obama signed a law allowing the American military to train and equip armed men “moderate” of the Syrian opposition, reports the Associated Press.

In Syria, a few years of civil war, the United States and several other Western countries support the rebels fighting with the authorities of the country. In the summer one of the extremist groups from Syria “Islamic state” started a major offensive in the north of Iraq. The United States introduced a plan to combat the IG key points which - strikes on the positions of the IG in Syria and Iraq, support the Iraqi security forces and armaments moderate Syrian opposition.

On Friday, Obama explained that the United States will supply the equipment and train the Syrian opposition fighters to combat “Islamic state.” The president said that Washington “is already providing assistance, including military, the Syrian opposition, but new efforts include the provision of equipment and training of soldiers of the Syrian opposition, so that they become stronger and able to fight back the terrorists in Syria.”

This program, as emphasized by the American leader, will take place outside of Syria, with the support of the Arab countries. Earlier, a bill to assist the Syrian opposition, adopted the American Congress.

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