Update October 13, 2015

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US air drop ammunition for Syria anti-IS forces

Sumel Sarker

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US air drop ammunition for Syria anti-IS forces

13 October 2015, Nirapad News: The U.S. military has delivered more than 45 tonnes of ammunition to rebels fighting the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in north-eastern Syria, reports the BBC.

C-17 transport aircraft accompanied by fighter escorts, dropped pallets of supplies overnight in Hassakeh province.

The consignment reportedly comprised small arms, ammunition and grenades.

It comes days after the US abandoned a $500-million plan to train thousands of “moderate” rebels to fight IS.

The money will instead be used to provide much-needed ammunition and some weapons to commanders of rebel groups already established on the ground.

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