75 US-trained rebels enter Syria from Turkey

Seventy five US-trained Syrian rebels have reportedly crossed into northern Syria, days after their beleaguered training programme was criticised as a “joke”.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group, said on Sunday that the fighters entered Aleppo province between Friday night and Sunday morning.

Armed with light weapons, the group’s passage from Turkey reportedly took place under air cover from a US-led coalition that has carried out airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Iraq and Syria.