US-Backed Rebels Are Struggling With Al-Nusra
Rumors, kidnappings and extortion — U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria are really struggling to deal with Al-Qaeda's Jabhat al-Nusra.By Jake Godin | September 26, 2015
U.S.-backed rebels have apparently handed some of the weapons supplied to them by the U.S. over to another group. (Video via Hazm Movement)
Specifically, Jabhat al-Nusra, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate.
That comes from U.S. Central Command, which revealed the trade in a statement. A U.S.-backed rebel commander supposedly handed some of his unit's weapons over to an al-Nusra intermediary for safe passage through northern Syria.