The BBC reports the boy, a Palestinian, was captured in Handarat, north of Aleppo and may have been “as young as 10”:
According to the Daily Beast, up to 1000 al-Zenki rebels were on the CIA payroll at one point:
Now here’s where it gets worse…
When confronted with the story, State Department spokesman Mark Tonerf said that the U.S. might stop further assistance to these animals if the allegations are proven true.
His exact quote: “I can’t — again, I can’t say what the consequences will be, but it will certainly give us, as I said, serious pause and we’ll look at, frankly, any affiliation or cooperation with this group we may have going forward, if these allegations are proven true.”
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