Syrian Rebels Describe U.S.-Backed Training in Qatar | Syria: Arming the Rebels | FRONTLINE | PBS

With reports indicating that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad are gaining ground in that country’s brutal civil war, moderate Syrian rebels have told a visiting journalist that the United States is arranging their training in Qatar.

In a documentary to be aired Tuesday night, the rebels describe their clandestine journey from the Syrian battlefield to meet with their American handlers in Turkey and then travel on to Qatar, where they say they received training in the use of sophisticated weapons and fighting techniques, including, one rebel said, “how to finish off soldiers still alive after an ambush.”

via Syrian Rebels Describe U.S.-Backed Training in Qatar | Syria: Arming the Rebels | FRONTLINE | PBS.

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