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Great Satan US Continues to Send Modern Arms, Ammunition to SDF in Northern Syria

19 December 2017 0:09

 

 The US forces have dispatched three more arms and ammunition shipments, including anti-Tank TOW missiles, to the Kurds deployed in Northern Syria regardless of US President Donald Trump’s pledge to stop arms shipments to the PKK, well-informed sources reported on Monday.

The sources reported that three US arms shipments that included the advanced US-made anti-tank TOW missiles were sent by the Pentagon to the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the PYD, in Syria’s Afrin, through the Hasaka route over the past 20 days, to be used against Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in the event of a possible Afrin operation.

The number of state-of-the-art BGM-71 TOW missiles delivered to the PKK has reached 70.

The TOW missiles, which have been part of the US army’s arsenal since 1970, have been sent through the Hasaka-Manbij-Safira route, which has been used extensively against the TAF throughout the Euphrates Shield Operation frontline.

The US-made TOW missiles have been used by both the PKK and ISIL against the Turkish Armed Forces since the launch of the Euphrates Shield Operation on Aug. 24, 2016.

The PKK relies heavily on TOW missiles as they fortify their position in Afrin in preparation for a possible Turkish operation.

The PKK received training on how to operate TOW missiles in seven camps established across PKK-held regions in Syria.

In the camps, the PKK fighters receive a document certifying that they passed their TOW training upon completion and are then sent to Afrin.

Donald Trump on Nov. 24 in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged that the US will stop arming the YPG.

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