WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States will continue providing military aid to rebel forces in Syria in the wake of a 50-ton airdrop of munitions in the northern part of the country, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Steve Warren told reporters on Tuesday.
“This [50-ton] drop <…> is part of our program to train and equip forces who are fighting ISIL [in Syria],” Warren said. “The next obvious question is will this continue? Yes.”
US and Russian authorities have planned more meetings to discuss mechanisms to avoid the two countries’ forces coming into conflict in Syria, according to the spokesman.
“We have sat down with the Russians to establish some safety protocols,” Warren said. “As you know, we have had two meetings already with the Russians on this matter. I think there are future meetings scheduled.”