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US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syria's Kobani to help fight against ISIS

Oct 20, 2014    

Washington The US military said on Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks of US and coalition airstrikes in and near Kobani, near the Turkish border. The US said earlier Sunday that it had launched 11 airstrikes overnight in the Kobani area.In a statement Sunday night, US Central Command said US C-130 cargo planes made multiple drops of arms and supplies provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq. It said they were int...

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