Jordan says it will help train Syrian rebels as part of its fight against the extremist ISIS, which controls parts of neighboringSyria and Iraq.

The training is part of a regional effort also involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar as hosts of training sites. The U.S. Congress has passed legislation providing $500 million for training about 5,000 rebels over the next year.

Jordanian government spokesman Mohammad al-Momani said Monday that Jordan will train Syrians to “defeat the terrorism that has been killing their sons and daughters.” […]