Syrian militants attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan near Idlib, Syria, on December 17, 2012. (AP photo)
Former US congressional staffer Rodney Martin says the United States is sending foreign mercenaries to Syria to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
He made the comments after The Washington Post reported the Pentagon is preparing to send its first batch of trained militants into Syria as a ground force against the ISIL terrorist group in the next several weeks.
A US military official said that American and allied forces are finishing the training of the first group of the so-called “moderate” militants in Turkey.
The fighters, numbering fewer than 100, will be sent south into neighboring Syria by the end of the summer, according to the unnamed official.
“The US military’s announcement that they’re sending in trained moderate rebels to fight ISIL is not credible,” Martin told Press TV…
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