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Reports: US-Trained Syrian Rebels Defected

The troubled U.S. train-and-equip program for Syrian rebels suffered another setback this week amid conflicting reports that members of the latest contingent sent into the war-torn country have gone rogue and may have defected to an al-Qaida affiliate. Many of the recruits from the 75-member contingent came from the insurgent militia Division 30, which agreed to a nonaggression pact with the affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, after some other train-and-equip graduates were kidnapped by jihadists...

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