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Pentagon blames wind, 'margin of error' for ISIS intercepting weapons drop

The Pentagon on Wednesday confirmed that ISIS earlier this week had intercepted a cache of airdropped weapons and supplies intended for Kurdish fighters in Syria.

The U.S. airdropped 28 packages for Kurds defending the border town of Kobani, which has been under siege from ISIS militants for a month. But two packages went off course, the Pentagon said. And though one was swiftly destroyed, ISIS retrieved the other.

"There's always going to be some margin of error" involved in airdrops, a Pentagon spokesperson, Steve Warren, said, according to The Hill. "Wind can cause a parachute to move off its intended target."