Tuesday, October 21, 2014

US Weapons Airdrop Seized by IS Mil. in Kobane; Crates of Arms, Ammo, Med. Eqpt. Was for Kurds

A U.S. military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters fell into the hands of their jihadist foes near the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, the AFP (Agence France-Presse) website reports today (October 21, 2014).

The American military could not confirm the account, but said it was examining a video posted online that shows a masked gunman with what appears to be parachuted crates of weapons, ammunition, and medical supplies to resupply Kurds defending the Syrian town of Kobane from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.

"One load was taken by IS and there are contradictory reports about a second" which was also reported to have gone astray, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Some sources said two consignments had landed in the hands of IS, but others said that warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition destroyed one of them once the error was detected.

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