Syria Militants Confess to Receiving Training in Turkey

This photo released by Syria's official news agency, SANA, on June, 6, 2015 shows militants confessing to have received military training from the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in Turkey (Source: PressTV)
This photo released by Syria's official news agency, SANA, on June, 6, 2015 shows militants confessing to have received military training from the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in Turkey (Source: PressTV)

This photo released by Syria’s official news agency, SANA, on June, 6, 2015 shows militants confessing to have received military training from the United States, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in Turkey (Source: PressTV)

DAMASCUS (PressTV)—A number of foreign-backed Takfiri militants, who have been arrested by the Syrian army, have confessed that they were trained in Turkey by the United States, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The Takfiri militants, who were caught recently in the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo, confessed in interviews broadcast by Syrian state TV on Sunday that military personnel from the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar had trained them on Turkish soil.

One of the terrorists, identified as Ahmad Mustafa Mastari, said that he, along with other members of a terrorist group, had been sent to Aleppo after receiving military training in Turkey for 30 days.

He added that the foreign personnel had trained them for 45 days in the Syrian city of Salqin before they were trained in Turkey.

“I was among the force that attacked Jam’yat al-Zahraa in Aleppo, we were about 250 persons, but the operation failed and we were arrested by the army” Mastari said.

Mohammad Aqel Akk said a group of terrorists, including himself, had been trained for 45 days in Salqin, adding that they were later sent to Turkey to complete their training.

He went on to say that besides receiving training, every trainee was given $200 USD in Turkey.

“We then returned to Aleppo and commenced a huge attack on army posts in Aleppo, but our operation was a failure and we got caught,” he added.

Qasem Abdullah, a terrorist who was caught by the Syrian army in Aleppo, said that he received five months of training in Turkey where he was receiving about $80 USD per month.

He added that he was among a group of 50 gunmen who took part in a failed attack in Aleppo.

“A number of us, including me, were injured in the attack and we decided to surrender to the army” he said.

Turkey is one of the main supporters of the Takfiri militancy against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, with reports showing that Ankara actively trains and arms the militants operating in Syria, and facilitates the safe passage of would-be foreign terrorists into the country, which has been gripped by a devastating civil war since 2011.

Washington, along with its Western and Arab allies, has been among the major supporters of Takfiri extremists operating in Syria.

The US and Turkey signed a deal in February to train and arm militants in Syria.

On May 25, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said militants were being trained and equipped in the central Turkish city of Kirsehir under the joint Ankara-Washington program.

The mission, which officially started in June, will see more than 15,000 foreign-backed militants trained on Turkish soil in a three-year time period.  Over 120 US soldiers are reportedly in Turkey to train the militants.

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  1. zerkim said:

    Americans/allies including NATO and Israel encouraged/funded and armed terrorists to commit crimes against humanity. These hyenas are still sheltered in Turkey and the whole world is turning a blind eye to their existence.
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    Americans are too busy killing their BLACK kids and then play acting to cover-up their mess. However, they will have to take responsibility for the chaos they have created in Syria, Iraq, etc…
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    Thanks to Mr Obama and his US administration and allies these flesh-eating animals are armed with deadly missiles and weapons. Turkey is only following suit and is very much involved.
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    All the atrocities committed by these terrorists are ignored and overlooked by the leaders of US and their allies who now are in cahoots with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations hurting innocent people.
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    Thank you Mr Obama. Aferin Erdogan (Chinggis khan)
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    1. Turkey, America’s ally (NATO member) is still aiding ISIS and has not declared ISIS as a terrorist organisation.
    2. Americans had eventually declared ISIS a terrorist organisation, however, before and after their declaration they have funded and trained ISIS both abroad and in USA.
    3. Erdogan fears Russia and he is right…
    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/05/turkey-fears-russia-too-much-to-intervene-in-syria/275571/
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    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/06/12/415486/Turkey-Syria-ISIL-National-Intelligence-Organization-MT-Cumhuriyet-Selahattin
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    Syria/Iraq has been SHELTER to millions of ETHNIC minorities for centuries. Why does anyone want to destroy it? Learn from Syria about MULTICULTURALISM. Syria/Iraq should be congratulated. Even “ISRAELIS” used Syria/Iraq as a safe-heaven. Look at the way THESE “Wolves in sheepskin” show their appreciation. Look what these “ANIMALS” have done to SYRIA/Aleppo?
    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/29/politics/isis-man-trained-in-us/
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    Well done Mr Obama (Americana’s). World’s Saviors.
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    Is it all Putin’s fault, Mr Obama? Please reply.

  2. Mkhitar Yepremyan said:

    The world was told that Obama was not behind this! And Hillery Clinton wishes to be our next president!

  3. Norin said:

    Where is the condemnation by our Russophobes? Had Russia done this, the Russophobia would be putting comments up as fast as the ARF moderators could approve them.

    Glad this story broke out.

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