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Syrian militants attend a training session in Maaret Ikhwan near Idlib, Syria, on December 17, 2012. (AP photo)

Former US congressional staffer Rodney Martin says the United States is sending foreign mercenaries to Syria to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He made the comments after The Washington Post reported the Pentagon is preparing to send its first batch of trained militants into Syria as a ground force against the ISIL terrorist group in the next several weeks.

A US military official said that American and allied forces are finishing the training of the first group of the so-called “moderate” militants in Turkey.

The fighters, numbering fewer than 100, will be sent south into neighboring Syria by the end of the summer, according to the unnamed official.

“The US military’s announcement that they’re sending in trained moderate rebels to fight ISIL is not credible,” Martin told Press TV on Friday.

“It’s more American lies. What they’re doing is importing foreign fighters and foreign mercenaries to attack President Assad, who has been the only effective fighting force against ISIL and the horrific crimes against humanity that are taking place in Syria by ISIL, which has been supported by the United States,” he added.

Martin also said the main goal of the US government is to destabilize Syria.

“What we’re seeing is the United States sending in mercenaries that they have trained armed, equipped, and financed to destabilize… the democratically-elected government of President Bashar al-Assad,” Martin said.

On Wednesday, Pentagon leaders highlighted the problems the US military was facing in recruiting and training militants for Syria.

Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said dozens of trainees have quit during the fasting month of Ramadan that began in mid-June.

USA’s moderate terrorists in action against the Syrian people

Response of the Syrian Arab Army

US to send first group of trained militants into Syria: Officials

The US military is preparing to send its first batch of trained militants into Syria in the next several weeks as a ground force against the ISIL terrorist group, according to a report.

American and allied forces are finishing the training of the first group of so-called “moderate” militants in Turkey, a US military official told The Washington Post on condition of anonymity.

The fighters, numbering fewer than 100, will be sent south into neighboring Syria by the end of the summer, the official said.

The so-called train and equip program has gotten off to a slow start, falling way behind its stated target of producing 5,400 trained militants a year. The US Congress approved $500 million for the program in September 2014.

The military official told The Post that the slow start was “disappointing,” but added that it illustrated the vigorous vetting process designed to weed out unsuited candidates.

“We think the program will be successful in the long run because we give them a qualitative advantage” with new combat skills and weapons, the official said. “That’s the draw of the program — not quantity, but quality.”

Military officials said last week that they still hoped for training 3,000 militants by the end of the year, but privately acknowledged the trend was moving in the wrong direction, The Associated Press reported.

At a press conference on Wednesday, Pentagon leaders highlighted the problems the US military was facing in recruiting and training militants for Syria.

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Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey (R) participate in a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on July 1, 2015. (AFP photo)

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said dozens of trainees have quit during the month of Ramadan that began in mid-June.

“At the end of the day, we need credible, moderate partners on the ground,” he said. “We certainly won’t take any shortcuts on vetting.”

A task force, made up of US military, intelligence and law enforcement officials, has been vetting a group of more than 6,000 individuals, who initially expressed interest in the training program.

At the same briefing, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the US strategy “will both provide for the victory over ISIL or the defeat of ISIL.”

Analysts say many of the US-trained ‘militants’ could eventually find themselves on the side of the ISIL Takfiris against a common enemy on the ground —the Syrian government forces.

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Foreign mercenaries and local terrorists killed by Syrian Arab Army  in Countrysides of Daraa, Aleppo, Homs


SAA kills 10 al-Nusra Front apes near Jamiyat al-Zahra west of Aleppo

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SAA kills dozens of al-Nusra Front terrorists who attacked Daraa

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SAA destruction of AL-Nusra front hideout Daraa

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SAA kills 15 ISIS terrorists near Mksar Al-husan, Homs countryside 

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Message from Syrian fighter women:

Foreign mercenary, or local takfir terrorist, if you’re coming to fight in Syria, remember that this is the end that awaits you, two feet under the ground…

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