US drops ammo to rebel fighters in Syria

United States military officials announced on Monday they had carried out an air-drop over the weekend to supply rebel groups in Syria with small arms ammunition. The move, part of Washington’s new approach to battle in the war-ravaged country, comes as members of the international community are pressing for more dialogue between the US and Russia, which is also waging war in Syria.

Military representatives said US cargo planes had dropped the ammo to opposition groups in northern Syria battling the “Islamic State” (IS) militia. Though the groups were not named, one official told the AFP news agency their leaders were “appropriately vetted by the United States” and confirmed to be fighting IS.

Carefully Vetted Syrian Rebels Thank Obama For Arms Drop

Carefully Vetted Syrian Rebels Thank Obama For Arms Drop

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