Putin Knocks U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels
President Vladimir Putin discussed Russian involvement in Syria and U.S. efforts to train the country's moderate opposition.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 28, 2015
The U.S. program to train and equip moderate Syrian rebels isn't exactly going as planned, and Vladimir Putin has taken notice.
“It turns out that just 60 were properly trained, only four or five with weapons are fighting, while the rest of them simply took the American weapons and ran over to join ISIS,” Putin said on 60 Minutes.
In an interview with CBS' 60 Minutes, the Russian president called the U.S. support of the Syrian opposition illegal, and scoffed at U.S. involvement.