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Fall of U.S.-backed Syrian group casts doubt on plan to arm moderates
Fall of U.S.-backed Syrian group casts doubt on plan to arm moderates

The social media post features an odd incarnation of war booty: plundered sacks of dried lentils, humanitarian aid turned spoils of a punishing conflict. "For the Syrian people from the United States of America," reads a label superimposed on a stylized Stars and Stripes. The lentils — along with piles of weapons also shipped to Syria, including U.S.-made TOW antitank missiles — are apparently in the hands of an implacable foe: Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's official franchise in Syria. In recent days, Al Nusra and its adherents have gleefully uploaded images of foodstuffs and weapons purportedly captured after the group's forces commandeered the former...

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