WASHINGTON, October 23 (RIA Novosti) - A single US airdrop of weapons that were intended for Kurdish fighters and most likely fell into the Islamic State (IS) hands will not give any odds to IS fighters, Pentagon Spokesperson Steve Warren said.
"One bundle of weapons and medical supplies, airdropped by US forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria, most likely fell into enemy hands," Warren told reporters Wednesday. "One bundle worth of equipment is not enough equipment to give the enemy any type of advantage at all. It's a relatively small amount of supplies. This is stuff ISIL already has."
A second airdropped bundle also went astray, but according to the Pentagon, it was destroyed by fighter aircraft soon after it hit the ground.
An IS video, released on Tuesday, showed that motors, grenades, and armor piercing grenade parts were included in the off-target delivery.
On Sunday night, several US C-130 aircraft dropped 28 bundles of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in order to help them fight against the IS, which attempts to overtake Kobani.
The IS jihadist group, known for proclaiming hardline Islamic fundamentalism, has been fighting the Syrian government since 2012. In 2014, it seized vast areas across Iraq and Syria and proclaimed an Islamic caliphate on the territories that fell under its control.