In northern Syria, is the US running out of rebel allies? (+video)

March 5, 2015 2:48 AM

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In northern Syria, is the US running out of rebel allies? (+video)

Reyhanli and Gazientep, Turkey — Gains by Jabhat al-Nusra, an Al Qaeda affiliate, have forced two major US-backed rebel groups to disband at a time when Washington needs solid partners to counter the influence of jihadists in Syria.

Al Nusra, the main jihadist rival to the self-declared Islamic State, delivered a deathblow over the weekend to Harakat Hazzm, seizing the moderate rebels' headquarters in Aleppo Province. It also took its remaining weapons, including dozens of US-supplied TOW anti-tank missiles, according to images...

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