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Pentagon: U.S.-trained fighters have not joined forces with al-Qaeda – The Washington Post

Pentagon: U.S.-trained fighters have not joined forces with al-Qaeda – The Washington Post

The Pentagon on Wednesday denied reports that the latest batch of U.S.-trained rebels in ­Syria had defected and joined al-Qaeda, as officials sought to dispel suggestions of further setbacks for the troubled effort to build an effective local force against the Islamic State.

Earlier this week, shortly after a group of 71 U.S.-trained rebels…

Source: Pentagon: U.S.-trained fighters have not joined forces with al-Qaeda – The Washington Post