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U.S. ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrians Defect to Al-Qaeda Affiliate | PJ Media

U.S. ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrians Defect to Al-Qaeda Affiliate | PJ Media

Reports are emerging this morning that a battalion of Faylaq al-Sham fighters that had previously been vetted as “moderates” by the U.S. has defected to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, the recently re-branded al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

This is yet one more episode of U.S.-vetted Syrian rebel groups defecting to U.S.-designated terrorist groups in recent years. Just a few weeks ago, I reported here at PJ Media that U.S.-supported Free Syrian Army troops were openly allied with a group the State Department had designated a terrorist organization just one week before.

Source: U.S. ‘Vetted Moderate’ Syrians Defect to Al-Qaeda Affiliate | PJ Media