The U.S. military has said it is planning to send more than 400 troops, including special operations forces, to train Syrian moderates outside the country. The U.S. trainers would be accompanied by hundreds of support troops.

Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, told a briefing that some of the U.S. trainers and support troops could be given orders “within the next week or so” and would flow to countries where training will take place “over the next four to six weeks.”