U.S. airdrops ammunition to Syria Arabs after strategy revamp

October 12, 2015 8:01 PM

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WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it carried out an ammunition airdrop for Syrian Arab groups battling Islamic State, as Washington shifts its focus to arming fighters inside Syria after ending a failed program to train a new rebel force.

U.S. Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft flew into northern Syria on Sunday to carry out the mission and all aircraft exited the airdrop area safely, the U.S. military's Central Command said.

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