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US military admits bombing Pentagon-trained terrorists in Syria

11 June 2016 10:19

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The US military has acknowledged bombing a Syrian militant unit it had trained and armed purportedly to fight Daesh in the country, a report says.

The incident was the most serious setback for a controversial Pentagon program that is angling to find new recruits for training after last efforts ended in disaster, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The Pentagon carried out a series of airstrikes in and around Syria’s northern town of Mare’ on May 27 and May 28. The Mutasim Brigade, a force of US-trained militants, said one of the airstrikes hit the brigade.

 

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