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Iraq: "US arms won't end up with terrorist groups" - Turkish Defense Minister00:39

Iraq: "US arms won't end up with terrorist groups" - Turkish Defense Minister

Iraq, Baghdad
March 4, 2015 at 22:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

US-funded arms would not "end up in the hands of terrorist groups" in Syria, said Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz during a presser in Baghdad, Wednesday, as the US and Turkey plan to arm and train 'moderate groups' against the Syrian government.

Yilmaz added that the training of militias would take place on Turkish soil as well as in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but only with "groups that we trust." The Islamic State currently holds a vast amount of American arms after seizing large amounts of Iraqi military hardware in 2014.

Ylimaz was joined by the Iraqi Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi in Baghdad's Green Zone as the two statesmen meet to discuss the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

Iraq: "US arms won't end up with terrorist groups" - Turkish Defense Minister00:39
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US-funded arms would not "end up in the hands of terrorist groups" in Syria, said Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz during a presser in Baghdad, Wednesday, as the US and Turkey plan to arm and train 'moderate groups' against the Syrian government.

Yilmaz added that the training of militias would take place on Turkish soil as well as in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but only with "groups that we trust." The Islamic State currently holds a vast amount of American arms after seizing large amounts of Iraqi military hardware in 2014.

Ylimaz was joined by the Iraqi Defence Minister Khalid al-Obeidi in Baghdad's Green Zone as the two statesmen meet to discuss the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.