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Two of the main rebel groups receiving weapons from the United States to fight both the regime and jihadist groups in Syria have surrendered to al-Qaeda.
The US and its allies were relying on Harakat Hazm and the Syrian Revolutionary Front to become part of a ground force that would attack the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
For the last six months the Hazm movement, and the SRF through them, had been receiving heavy weapons from the US-led coalition, including GRAD rockets and TOW anti-tank missiles.
But on Saturday night Harakat Hazm surrendered military bases and weapons supplies to Jabhat al-Nusra, when the al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria stormed villages they controlled in northern Idlib province.
For the United States, the weapons they supplied falling into the hands of al-Qaeda is a realisation of a nightmare.
In Idlib, Harakat Hazm gave up their positions to Jabhat al-Nusra "without firing a shot", according to some reports, and some of the men even defected to the jihadists.
Al-Qaida militants massed on Monday near a Syrian border town, edging closer to a vital crossing under control of Western-backed rebels, activists said, underscoring the weakness of the fighters who America hopes could be a moderate force in the chaotic civil war.
It was not clear whether the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front would attempt to take the Bab al-Hawa crossing after the militants overran towns and villages this week held by Western-backed groups in the northwestern Idlib province. Reports later emerged that some Western-backed rebels pledged allegiance to the al-Qaida group.
Idlib province was a "core stronghold" for the Western-backed groups "They have been most definitively defeated in a few days, it shows the moderates are weaker than what we have been led to believe, despite increased funding from the West."
Said Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center.
Other moderate fighters were on the run, headed for the Turkish border as the extremists closed in, heralding a significant defeat for the rebel forces Washington had been counting on as a bulwark against the Islamic State.
Among the groups whose bases were overrun in the assault was Harakat Hazm, the biggest recipient of U.S. assistance offered under a small-scale, covert CIA program launched this year, including the first deliveries of U.S.-made TOW antitank missiles.
The group’s headquarters outside the village of Khan Subbul was seized by Jabhat al-Nusra overnight Saturday, after rebel fighters there surrendered their weapons and fled without a fight, according to residents in the area.
Another Western-backed group, the Syrian Revolutionary Front, on Saturday gave up its bases in Jabal al-Zawiya, a collection of mountain villages that had been under the control of the pro-American warlord Jamal Maarouf since 2012.
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