June 19, 2013
French military officials are training rebels fighting to bring down
the Assad regime in the current Syrian conflict, according to a report
by Army Radio.
The army-run radio station reported that French officers stationed in
Jordan and Turkey are currently training the rebels in warfare tactics
and weapons usage. Army Radio quoted “experts with access to the
information” in their report.
If the information is accurate, this would mean that the French
government is the most active Western power working to topple Bashar
Assad’s regime. On the diplomatic front, Paris is also working
energetically to convene the so-called “Geneva 2″ peace summit, though
the chances of the summit’s success are slim.
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