Jordan will train Syrians to fight IS

23 March, 16:49

    (ANSAmed) - AMMAN MARCH 23 - Jordan said on Monday it will train Syrian fighters to face the Islamic State (IS) in Syria as part of an international plan to curb influence of the extremist group, according to senior officials.

    Government spokesman Mohammad Momani said during press conference in Amman tghat training will include members of local tribes and other Syrian nationals.

    "The training will be held in accordance with the international coalition to train Syrians to fight terrorist groups, including ISIS," said the minister noting that time and place of training will be announced later.

    "This is part of an all rounded effort to fight ISIS and other groups in Syria," he added.

    Meanwhile Momani refused to be draw into political spat with Syria and insisted that his country did not change its stance over the Syrian regime.

    Damascus has accused Amman of training and arming rebels seeking to oust president Bashar al Assad and called on the pro-west kingdom to shut its borders in front of jehadis seeking to join rebel groups inside Syria.

    Jordan has been taking a major part in the fight against IS after receiving multi-million support from Saudi Arabia and other donors to aid the poor kingdom fight growing influence of IS on its borders. ends
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