First US-backed Syrian rebel group to get weapons disbands

March 2, 2015 9:24 AM

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The first Syrian rebel group to receive major military aid from the United States announced over the weekend that it was disbanding.

The Wall Street Journal reported that leaders of Harakat Hazm, mostly based in northern Syria, decided to dissolve the group after a series of battles against the Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-linked group that has emerged alongside ISIS as a major force in Syria's kaleidoscopic civil war.

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