(PHOTO: Free Syrian Army pose with chemical weapons)
(Aug 23, 2013) US troops and intelligence officers reportedly made their way into Syria a few days before reports emerged that hundreds of men, women and children were killed by an alleged chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus.
US special operations and CIA teams, along with Israeli and Jordanian troops, have entered Syria to command members of the militant groups fighting against the Syrian government, according to a French newspaper.
"According to our information, Le Figaro reported on Thursday, "The regime's opponents, supervised by Jordanian, Israeli and American commandos have been moving towards Damascus since mid-August."
US and Jordanian teams have set up a training camp in Jordan where special operations units are training members of the militant groups in Syria.
According to Le Figaro, the first group of these specially trained militant fighters, commanded by American special forces, crossed the border into Syria on August 17 along with a number of CIA operatives.