marți, 17 ianuarie 2017


  • U.S. increasing airdrops of supplies to forces battling ISIL in Syria
    USA Today
    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois — The U.S. Air Force is increasing airdrops of weapons, ammunition and other equipment to a growing number of opposition forces closing in on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria. “Our expanded precision airdrop capability is helping ground forces take the offensive to (the Islamic State) and efforts to retake Raqqa,” said Gen. Carlton Everhart, commander of the Air Mobility Command, which is headquartered here. The Air Force conducted 16 airdrop missions in Syria last year, including six in December. The airdrops are essential in getting supplies to a force that doesn’t have extensive ground supply lines and is in nearly constant contact with the Read More

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