Al-Qaeda seizes weapons and bases from US-backed Free Syrian Army

U.S.-backed rebels in Syria’s northern Idlib province said today that al-Qaeda militants have seized their bases and stolen weapons, including American TOW anti-tank missiles, in a series of violent raids. The militants are also believed to have kidnapped 40 rebel fighters and gained control of a town.

Division 13 of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which is fighting Russia-backed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said on Twitter Sunday that the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabat al-Nusra, also known as Nusra Front, occupied and looted its posts on Friday.

And it was reported today that the FSA have also lost control of the Idlib town of Maarat al-Numan.

  • infedel

    Surprise, surprise, surprise…..

  • canminuteman

    Turn the neighbourhood to glass and walk away.

    • Petrilia

      That should have happened.

  • Doug Kursk

    Willingly given I will wager…

  • Canadian

    Not to worry, Obola will send replacements.

  • HalcyonDaze

    This is just a novel and new way for the US President and his acolytes to keep Al Qaeda supplied.

  • Petrilia

    Trump has been talking about it. 2300 state of the art humvees given to the Iraqis. One shot fired by ISIS, , they have those humvees. Iraqi cowards. US troops in theME get nothing,we give it to the enemy. Trump,not going to happen anymore.

  • BillyHW

    There’s a JV team in the white house.

  • Will Quest

    The Free Syrian Army (FSA) are barking islamists desperate to establish their flavor of sharia ! They have spilled more blood in Syria than the Islamic-state savages .