Two Main US-Backed Rebel Syrian Groups Surrender To Al-Qaeda, Hand Over Their US-Supplied Heavy Weapons

Two Main US-Backed Rebel Syrian Groups Surrender To Al-Qaeda, Hand Over Their US-Supplied Heavy Weapons

Supplying weapons to rebel groups fighting terrorists may have good intentions, but it’s not the best idea. The fact that two rebel groups who have received weapons from the United States have now surrendered to Al Qaeda shows exactly why.

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Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda.

The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).

For the last six months the Hazm movement, and the SRF through them, had been receiving heavy weapons from the US-led coalition, including GRAD rockets and TOW anti-tank missiles.

But on Saturday night Harakat Hazm surrendered military bases and weapons supplies to Jabhat al-Nusra, when the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria stormed villages they controlled in northern Idlib province.

Just another example of Obama’s disastrous military strategy. He might as well have just personally armed Al Qaeda himself — after all, it worked so well during Fast and Furious, right?

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