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A young jihadi fighter captured yesterday by the Syrian Army said he was trained the Turkish city of Gaziantep before sent to fight government forces in the northern city of Aleppo.

“I have enrolled in 5 training military courses (each lasts for 15-30 days) in Turkey’ Gaziantep. We went there in groups of 100 people each”, he said.

The young fighter, who appears alongside two others, added that they were paid $50-100 at the end of each training course where they were taught how to use AK-47 assault rifles and DShK (Doshka) machineguns.

Yesterday, up to three jihadi militants were captured alive by the Syrian Army and allied forces inside Sheikh Sa’eed District in southern Aleppo.