US-Trained Syria Rebels Gave Ammo, Equipment to Al-Qaeda Group: Official

September 26, 2015 3:07 AM

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US-Trained Syria Rebels Gave Ammo, Equipment to Al-Qaeda Group: Official

Washington: The Pentagon on Friday said a group of US-trained Syrian rebels had handed over ammunition and equipment to Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the country, the Al-Nusra Front, purportedly in exchange for safe passage.

The startling acknowledgement contrasted with earlier Pentagon denials of reports that some fighters had either defected or handed over gear.

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