U.S. troops inside Turkey near the country’s border with Syria

Aaron Klein 
Russian intelligence has information about U.S. troops inside Turkey near the country’s border with Syria, a senior Syrian official told KleinOnline today.
The official said the Russians said they observed American forces taking part in Turkish military measures to secure the Syria-Turkey borders.
The official said the information about a U.S. military presence in Turkey has led to a debate within the Syrian leadership about whether to move the Syrian military to its highest alert level. Currently, the Syrian army is on its second highest alert.
In February, the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region, according to several knowledgeable Egyptian and Arab security officials.
RT covers the story on US base in Hatay province of Turkey. It is reported that the base is working actively since last April or May (2011). Turkey being a part of NATO, is positioning its troops own along with NATO troops on the Turkish-Syrian borders on the Turkish side of border. A good part of the base is now used as a training camp for the rebels and foreign troops.
Recently Turkey sent its war plane which violated the Syrian air space just to test the Syrian air defense. This sparked a fire of blame game which is even now being discussed very violently between Syrian and Turkish authorities.
The security officials also claimed Saudi Arabia was sending weapons to the rebels via surrogates, including through Druze and Christian leaders in Lebanon such as Druze leader Walid Jumblatt; Saudi-Lebanese billionaire Saad Hariri, who recently served as Lebanon’s prime minister; and senior Lebanese opposition leader Samir Farid Geagea.
The U.S. has repeatedly denied directly arming the rebels, stating it is only providing nonlethal aid. But Routers confirmed the Alternate Media's predictions that Obama is supporting rebels with heavy weapons and most importantly US's most dangerous weapon "Al Qaeda".
Any aid to the rebels is highly controversial. There are now widespread reports of al-Qaida among the ranks of the opposition, with some jihadist branches officially joining the U.S.-supported Free Syrian Army.

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