- The US Department of Defense ( Pentagon ) is doing a project of $ 500 million (over 440 million) for the training of Syrian rebels . An unnamed official at the Pentagon Friday The New York Times announced that it is now strongly criticized program no unit on the ground has produced that can stand up to the extremists of the Islamic State (IS) .
According to him, the Pentagon is trying not to recruit more moderate rebel training in Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates.
However, it would set up a small center in Turkey to teach opposition leaders such as how air support can be ingeroepen. The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, said on a visit to Britain that President Obama changes the rebel training program.