U.S.-trained Syria rebels under Qaeda attack


Militants of al-Nusra Front. File photo

ARA News 

Damascus, Syria – Militants of Syria’s al-Qaeda affiliate, al-Nusra Front, attacked Friday a military base for the U.S.-backed rebel force of “Division 30” in northern Syria. 

“Five of our fighters were killed during clashes that broke out subsequent to a Nusra-led offensive on our base,” a fighter from the Division 30 told ARA News in Aleppo. 

Militants of Nusra also captured a number of rebel fighters who have been trained by the U.S. army. 

Nusra warned in a statement on Friday other Syrian rebel factions against participating in what it described “the American project in Syria”. 

Syrian rebels of Division 30 received military training under a US-led programme aimed at building a moderate force to fight the Islamic State group (IS). 

In the meantime, U.S.-led coalition’s aircraft launched several raids on headquarters of the al-Nusra Front on the outskirts of Azaz town in the northern countryside of Aleppo, north Syria, military sources reported on Friday.

At least ten Nusra militants were killed and several more wounded during the strikes, a military source told ARA News. 

Reporting by: Laila Majdalawi 

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