Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria capture leader of US-trained rebel group in blow to West

Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists kidnapped the commanders of a US-trained rebel faction operating in northern Syria on Wednesday, sources said, in another blow for the Pentagon’s train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels.

A statement issued Wednesday by the Division 30 Infantry group accused the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, of taking the Division’s commander, Colonel Nadim Al-Hassan, and his companions in the northern countryside of Aleppo province.

  • Millie_Woods

    Which faction is Canada backing again? Are we with the decapitators and rapists or are we with the bad guys?

    • Alain

      I know it just gets so confusing,eh.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Another thing Obama touched that has turned to shit.

  • DVult

    Why not send John Kerry over to sort things out?

  • Blacksmith

    They captured him or he took his men and equipment and ‘changed sides’?