The U.S. trained New Syrian Army – not to be confused with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – has virtually been wiped out, according to the Washington Post.

It now transpires the small rebel group was hit by a major ISIS suicide attack on May 7, killing most of its members, according to its leader Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Tallaa.

The New Syrian Army otherwise seized the al-Tanf border crossing on the Iraqi-Syrian border on March 5th, earlier this year.

The unit was created in Jordan after receiving training by the CIA. It was subsequently funnelled across the Syrian border into southeastern Homs to combat ISIS.

Most of the group’s fighters are originally from Deir Ezzor; a governorate in eastern Syria of which ISIS expelled all rebel groups during an offensive 2 years ago.

Nevertheless, the New Syrian Army is still in control of the al-Tanf border crossing, according to U.S. spokesman Colonel Steve Warren.

“They still have Tanaf, they have been resupplied, and we think they can hold,” he said. “We think they have enough firepower, and we are providing support with airstrikes as available.”

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German
German
2016-05-28 08:37

The U.S. trained New Syrian Army (NSA) – not to be confused with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) or National Security Agency (NSA, too) from USA *g*

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Prince Teutonic
2016-05-28 08:44

Haha, good job ISIS!

Smith\'s Dick
Smith\'s Dick
2016-05-28 10:23

Someone always get killed in these transactions between CIA/FAA and ISIS so that it appears as though ISIS conqered the new batch of arms, but it has happened so many times that no one believes this to be anything but a transaction, or modus operandi if you will….

tartus66
tartus66
2016-05-28 11:07

Correction sent to fight SAA and then wiped out by SAA and Russian airforce.
Just think about it ” wiped out” by one VBEID bulldust! what a fake claim.

Kroslav
Kroslav
2016-05-28 12:46

@leithfadel whole 3 of them

Antuan Gawro
Antuan Gawro
2016-05-28 12:07

@leithfadel how many members did they have?

Yus
Yus
2016-05-28 14:42

trust me…this war will never end

3xinfinite
3xinfinite
2016-05-28 14:21

2 or 3 dozens! But, when they call themselves an “Army”, it sounds more impressive!