United Kingdom - Oct 13

UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has confirmed that the government is debating sending British troops to help train moderate Syrian rebels in order to fight against Islamic State militants. The UK has already supplied heavy machine guns and a specialist training team of twelve soldiers to help Kurdish fighters in Iraq. Even if the UK does increase their involvement in training, British forces will not engage in combat.

The US has, thus far, been leading efforts to train Syrians to fight against ISIS; National Security Advisor Susan Rice stated recently that Turkey has agreed to let Americans train Syrians on Turkish soil (although Turkish officials have not confirmed this claim). Nevertheless, ISIS remains an increasing problem; even if British forces do help train Syrians, it remains to be seen whether this will be enough to temper the growing threat that ISIS poses to both regional stability and many states’ national security.

Source: BBC UK