The administration of U.S. President Donald trump endorsed the delivery of more heavy arms to Syrian Kurds to the liberation of Raqqa from the militants of the “Islamic state”. On Tuesday, may 9, the Associated Press reports.
It is expected that this decision will make it possible to capture the stronghold of banned terrorist organizations. The US believes the Kurds are the most effective fighting partner in the fight against ISIS in the North and East of Syria. Supply of heavy arms to oppose Ankara, which, in turn, calls Kurdish terrorist enterprises.
A complete list of supplies is not disclosed, but presumably it will include 120-mm mortars, machine guns, and light armored vehicles. It is known that we are not talking about artillery and anti-aircraft missiles. As told RIA Novosti news Agency a source in the Pentagon, the weapons will be handed only to achieve a specific military objective.
April 25, the Turkish air force launched air strikes on objects of the Kurdistan workers party (PKK) near the mountain range of Sinjar in Northwest Iraq and northeast Syria. In Ankara, believe that the PKK members coming from these areas in Turkey the weapons, explosives and ammunition for attacks on military checkpoints. The RAID killed at least five fighters of the Peshmerga.
Since 1984 the PKK in the South-East of the country is waging an armed struggle for political rights of the Kurds in the country and the creation of a Kurdish autonomy in its composition. The truce between the Turkish government and the Kurds was terminated in July of 2015. The reason for the resumption of the active phase of the confrontation was a terrorist attack in the town of Suruç, when 32 people were killed, mostly Kurds.