It is no secret that American weapons destined for the U.S.-backed “moderate” fighters have repeatedly ended up in the wrong hands.

A large cache of U.S.-made ammunition has been discovered in a house abandoned by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (also known as al-Nusra Front) fighters.
“The video appeared online on July 4 and purported to show the discovery of a large cache of western arms and ammunition in a house in Aleppo’s eastern Bani Zaid district. The majority of the weapons appear to be of U.S. origin and include U.S.-made anti-tank missiles system (TOW 2A), American UN 0181 missiles, as well as U.S.-made 81mm mortars and ammunition. Some of the boxes containing weapons are labeled with the letters ‘U.S.A’,” RT reported.
Citing Scotland Yard detective Charles Shoebridge, the media outlet called attention to the fact that the video appears to be genuine.
It is no secret that American weapons destined for the U.S.-backed “moderate” fighters have repeatedly ended up in the wrong hands.
On September 22, 2015 The Telegraph reported that fighters with the U.S.-trained Division 30 surrendered to al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front and handed their weapons to the terrorists.
Two months later, the al-Nusra Front militants released a video where they openly thanked the Free Syrian Army (FSA) for supplying them with U.S.-made anti-tank TOW missiles.
On April 13, 2016, Al Jazeera released footage that purportedly showed al-Nusra Front extremists demonstrating U.S.-made weapons captured from the Syrian Revolutionary Front (Jabhat Thuwar Suriyya) in the Syrian province of Idlib. The White House regarded the SRF as its bulwark against Daesh in Syria.
On June 26, The New York Times revealed that “weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market,” citing American and Jordanian officials.
Adding embarrassment to frustration, the media outlet noted that some of the stolen weapons were used to kill two Americans at a police training facility in Amman, according to FBI officials.
On July 3, Al-Masdar News reported that al-Nusra Front raided the headquarters of the FSA on July 2 in the towns of Kafr Anbel, Hazazen and Ma’arat Harmeh.
“Al-Nusra [Front] seized all weapons and ammunition held by the FSA group, including a batch of U.S. supplied TOW anti-tank missiles,” the media outlet reported.
Incredible as it may seem, the U.S. State Department has as of yet failed to tackle the problem.
During a June 27 press briefing, State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau refused to provide any comments on the New York Times’ report regarding the systematic theft of the U.S.-made weapons destined for “moderate Syrian opposition” in Jordan.
Source: globalresearch.ca

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