US ready to drop weapons to Syria rebels: official

A rebel fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Fajr al-Hurriya (Dawn of Freedom) Brigades mans a position during battles with jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) groupThe US military is poised to boost its supply runs to rebels fighting Islamic State jihadists in northern Syria, a US official said Thursday, days after an initial air drop of ammunition. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official told AFP the Pentagon is ready to augment ammunition deliveries with weapons, provided rebels on the ground can prove they are fighting IS. US-led coalition forces on Sunday parachuted 50 tons of small-arms ammunition and rockets to rebels fighting IS jihadists.

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