The lower chamber of the U.S. Congress passed a defense bill, allowing Washington to supply man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) to Syrian armed groups, fighting against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
In order to send MANPADS, the U.S. military will have to provide detailed information about the receiving side.
Such a detailed check is required in order to prevent the spread of weapons in the hands of terrorists of ISIS.
The supply of MANPADS is included in the text of the bill on the financing of the Pentagon next year. The lower house approved it on Friday, December 3. The Senate will consider it this week.
Earlier, the General Staff of the Russian Federation stated that the armed groups operating in the Aleppo region are already in possession of MANPADS.