The Pentagon on Friday said a group of US-trained Syrian rebels had handed over equipment and ammunition to Al-Qaeda's affiliate in the country, the Al-Nusra Front.
"Unfortunately, we learned late today that the NSF (New Syrian Forces) unit now says it did in fact provide six pick-up trucks and a portion of their ammunition to a suspected Al-Nusra Front," Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said.
The startling admission contrasted with earlier Pentagon denials of reports that some fighters had either defected or handed over weapons.
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