At least 15 fighters of the US-backed New Syrian Army have been killed, another one captured, in ISIS massive attack near the Syria-Jordan borders, according to the terror group’s social media account.
The attack, launched this early morning at Bir Mahrutha, enabled the jihadi militants to seize 3 SUVs, as well as heavy and medium military hardware.
The fiasco is the second for the US-trained force after the swift and humiliating defeat in Al-Bukamal on the Iraqi frontiers when the NSA lost nearly 40 fighters, in addition to considerable quantities of weapons and ammunition in a failed bid to capture an ISIS-held airbase.
The United States has been struggling to find a moderate force to battle ISIS terror group. Its first $500 million train and equip program was proved a catastrophic failure.
Now the US is leading a predominantly-Kurdish force to capture the ISIS-held city of Manbij.