Syrian rebels trained in handling, securing chemical weapons 1

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The United States and some of its European have issues contracts to defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to identify, handle, and secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria; some of the training is done in Jordan, but some of the contractors are already inside Syria, where they, and U.S. intelligence operatives, are working closely with friendly rebel groups to monitor Syria’s chemical weapons production and storage sites

Free Syrian forces are being trained in control of chemical weapons // Source: innlebanon.com

The United States, Israel, Jordan, and Turkey have been closely following the chemical weapons situation in Syria – and coordinating their likely action should such action be required.

The two latest signs of the heightened state of readiness:

CNN reports that the United States and some of its European have issues contracts to defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to identify, handle, and secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria.

The Assad regime’s military position is deteriorating, and the regime no longer controls about 70 percent of the country. The United States wants to prevent a repetition of the situation in Libya, where anti-regime rebels took over military bases from the retreating Libya military, bases in which the rebels found thousands of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, chemical weapons stockpiles, and more.

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