The Airlift.

On the NYT, a sketch of the C.I.A.-assisted aerial pipeline moving arms and other military goods to antigovernment fighters in Syria, via Jordan and Turkey.

More than 160 cargo flights have been made to Jordan and Turkey by Saudi, Qatari and Jordanian planes; most of the flights have occurred since late last year. The most recent flight was last night. In a few minutes we’ll post more data on one of the many legs.  

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Photo of Ilyushin-76MF bearing logo of Jordan International Air Cargo  taken by a plane spotter in Zagreb, Croatia on Dec. 23, 2012. Bottom, overview of the flights, Sergio Pecanha, NYT.

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