US To Allow Air Power To Defend Syrian Rebels
The move comes after Syrian rebels backed by the U.S. came under attack from al-Nusra Front last week.By Kate Grumke | August 3, 2015
President Obama has decided to authorize defense of U.S.-trained Syrian rebels with U.S. air power if they are attacked.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. will be able to defend the group known as Division 30 if they are attacked by both Islamist groups like ISIS, and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Division 30 came under attack from al-Nusra Front, an Islamist group, on Friday. The U.S. led coalition launched airstrikes in response to the attack.