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Kerry confirms US helping train Syrian opposition

 
Kerry confirms US helping train Syrian opposition
Posted Tuesday, March 5th 2013 @ 10am

Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed to Fox News that the U.S. is training anti-Assad forces in the Syria conflict, saying Tuesday the hope is to convince President Bashar Assad to "change his current calculation." 

Kerry, speaking to Fox News in Doha, Qatar, became the first U.S. official to acknowledge the off-site training on the record. He would not go into detail about the training, describing it as "one part" of the U.S. effort and something that "a lot of countries" are doing. 

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