U.S. eyes more arms for Syria rebels after latest advance




 
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U.S. eyes more arms for Syria rebels after latest advance
 
November 5th, 2015  
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U.S. eyes more arms for Syria rebels after latest advance
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was moving toward providing additional weaponry to Syrian opposition forces battling Islamic State after territorial gains in the past week by the U.S.-backed fighters. Colonel Steve Warren, a Baghdad-based spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, told reporters the Democratic Forces of Syria had taken back about 255 square kilometers from Islamic State around the village of al-Haul. Some of those forces included fighters from the Syrian Arab Coalition, which the United States says received 50 tons of U.S. ammunition during a U.S. airdrop into Syria on Oct. 12.

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