US-backed rebels hand over equipment to al-Nusra Front

September 26, 2015 12:28 AM

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ammunition, the equivalent of about one-quarter of their issued equipment, to a suspected al-Nusra intermediary last week in exchange for safe passage through territory controlled by the jihadi group.

The news is the latest snag to hit US efforts to train local forces to fight the Islamic State group in Syria.

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