Arms continue to flow to Syria through Iraqi airspace, U.S. officials say. The flow of armaments from Iran continue despite American efforts to get Iraqi officials to randomly inspect flights that pass through the country. Weapons from Iran are thought to be crucial as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to wage war against his own people to prop up his regime. Western officials have also recently reported signs of activity at plants used to manufacture chemical weapons in Syria. One American official said that there were “some signs that suggest they intend to use” the chemical weapons thought be under development.