US-trained Syria force crushed by al Qaeda-backed Syria force

Members of the Nusra Front, a group in Syria that is affiliated with Al Qaeda, near Aleppo last year. Nusra fighters have kidnapped the leader of a group of American-trained Syrian fighters. (Credit Hosam Katan/Reuters)

A US-trained anti-ISIS Syria force called Division 30 was crushed two days ago by an al Qaeda-backed Syria force. DoD and the CIA were heavily involved in training a small group of anti-ISIS Syria fighters.  But when they conducted their first operation they got their butts handed to them by an al Qaeda-backed force. Who’s… Read More »