Reuters: the United States began to supply arms to Syrian Kurds
According to Agency sources, it was made in the last days.
NEW YORK, may 30. /Offset. TASS Ivan sawyers/. Washington began supplying arms and equipment to Kurdish fighters involved in the operation to liberate the Syrian city of raqqa fighters from the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was reported by Reuters.
According to his sources, this was done in the last days. What exactly the weapons in question, the Agency did not specify.
Earlier this month, a U.S. air force Colonel John Dorrian said at a briefing at the Pentagon that Washington plans to provide weapons to the Syrian Kurds from the “forces of national self-defense” (SNC), members of the armed coalition of “democratic Forces of Syria” (SDS) that is leading the fight against ISIS. The formation of the SDS, with the support of the US air force 6 Nov 2016 launched an operation to liberate the city of raqqa, which is considered the Syrian stronghold of ISIS.
The main striking force of the coalition of SDS are SNS — military wing of the Syrian Kurdish party “Democratic Union” (DS). Ankara believes that the DS and SNS are the Syrian branch of the PKK, which is waging an armed struggle with the Turkish authorities and is recognized in this country as a terrorist organization. As stated to journalists the Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim, the decision of the us administration about helping Kurdish militias is unacceptable and can have negative consequences for the United States.