The Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) of the US-led international coalition fighting ISIL has confirmed to Sputnik that the coalition was training the armed group, Maghawir al-Thawra, near Syria’s Al-Tanf.
“Coalition partner forces in the vicinity of Al-Tanf, Syria are the Maghawir al-Thawra. The MaT has demonstrated its effectiveness in interdicting ISIL and maintaining security within the Al-Tanf de-confliction zone. We will continue to train and advise coalition forces in the vicinity of Al-Tanf in pursuit of the enduring defeat of ISIL and to set conditions for regional stability”, the CJTF-OIR claimed.
The Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, said on Monday that the United States was training 2,700 militants from the Syrian opposition group in the vicinity of the 55-kilometre (34-mile) US-controlled zone around its unauthorized military base in Syria’s Al-Tanf.
Rudskoy also stated that the US Air Force was sending some of the militants to the east bank of the Euphrates River upon completing the training.