U.S. airdrops ammunition to Syria rebel groups
U.S. military cargo planes gave 50 tons of ammunition to
rebel groups overnight in northern Syria, using an air drop
of 112 pallets as the first step in the Obama
Administration’s urgent effort to find new ways to support
Details of the air mission over Syria were confirmed by a
U.S. official not authorized to speak publicly because the
details have not yet been formally announced.
C-17s, accompanied by fighter escort aircraft, dropped
small arms ammunition and other items like hand grenades
in Hasakah province in northern Syria to a coalition of
rebels groups vetted by the US, known as the Syrian Arab
U.S. official said.