Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate Al-Nusra Front claimed it had captured rebel fighters who had received training from the United States, the group said in a statement Friday.

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Al-Nusra accused Washington of recruiting “forces from what it calls ‘the moderate opposition’… to undergo a training and rehabilitation programme run by the Central Intelligence Agency.

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“A few days ago, one of these groups called Division 30 entered Syria… so Al-Nusra arrested several soldiers of this division,” the online statement said.

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