US arms drop will 'help greatly': Syria Kurd fighters

BEIRUT - A US airdrop of weapons will "help greatly" Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State group jihadists for the Syrian town of Kobane, a spokesman for the Kurdish forces said Monday.

Redur Xelil, spokesman for the People's Protection Units (YPG), confirmed the weapons delivery and said it would "help greatly" and have a "positive impact on military operations against Daesh (IS)."

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