US-trained Division 30 rebels ‘betrayed US and handed weapons over to al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria’

Pentagon-trained rebels are reported to have betrayed US and handed weapons over to an al-Qaeda affiliate immediately after entering Syria.

Fighters with Division 30 surrendered and handed over “all its weapons” to Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria, sources alleged on Monday.

The moderate rebel group was the first faction to graduate from a US-led training programme in Turkey which aims to forge a fighting force on the ground in Syria to fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

“A strong slap [in the face] for America… the new group from Division 30 that entered yesterday hands over all of its weapons to Jabhat al-Nusra after being granted safe passage,” tweeted Abu Fahd al-Tunisi, who purports to be a member of the al-Qaeda affiliate.

  • New Centurion

    You sleep with the dogs, you wake up with fleas. These groups are renowned for switching alliances at the drop of a hat. The West should walk away from that armpit and let the Russians go to town.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The only ones in this fight who won’t betray us are the Kurds, who are fighting for their homeland. The others are floaters who will switch sides or head for Europe depending on which way the wind is blowing.

    • canminuteman

      Agreed, but I don’t trust the Kurds all that much either.

      • Millie_Woods

        Maybe that’s why the west sells out the Kurds first.

  • moraywatson

    “Oh well, it’s the thought that counts”. (The Socialist Pledge of Allegiance).

  • WalterBannon

    Obama should be hanged for treason

  • Minicapt

    Apparently the US Army Special Forces Doctrine is less successful than anticipated.