With the strategy to train rebels outside of Syria scrapped, President Obama has turned to plan B: Directly arming rebel forces in Syria that are fighting ISIS.
U.S. military cargo planes flew over Ras Al-Ayn, near the Turkish border dropping small arms, ammo and grenades to U.S. government vetted groups.
Sources have confirmed that the arms reached their intended recipients. These groups will also be aided by U.S. airstrikes on ISIS targets.
From the Daily Mail:
America has dropped more than 50 tons of ammunition on Syria to arm rebel groups.
Military cargo planes released batches of small arms and hand grenades over Ras Al-Ayn, near the Turkish border, over Sunday night.
They all successfully reached a group of fighters vetted by the U.S. government, sources told CNN.
It is a change of tactics after Obama’s multi-million-dollar program to train allied forces outside Syria ultimately failed.
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