Syrian Kurds hope for more aid after US air-drops arms for Kobane

The main Syrian Kurdish armed group defending the Syrian border town of Kobane against an Islamic State offensive hopes for more support after the United States air-dropped arms to its fighters for the first time, a spokesman said on Monday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014, 14:32 PM IST

Beirut: The main Syrian Kurdish armed group defending the Syrian border town of Kobane against an Islamic State offensive hopes for more support after the United States air-dropped arms to its fighters for the first time, a spokesman said on Monday.

The US military said on Sunday C-130 aircraft had delivered small arms, ammunition and medical supplies provided by the Kurdish authorities in Iraq.

"It will have a positive impact on the course of military operations and certainly we are still hoping for more support," Redur Xelil told Reuters via Skype.