Independent: US-supplied Syrian rebels handed over equipment to al-Qaeda affiliate

publicerad 28 september 2015
- av NewsVoice

British newspaper The Independent claims US military officials have admitted that Syrian rebels trained and supplied by American forces handed over weaponry to an al-Qaeda-affiliated group.

"It follows denials from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) earlier this week that the New Syrian Force (NSF) – a rebel military group sanctioned by the US – had exchanged arms with the al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group operating in Syria, in return for safe passage."

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