DoD budget request includes anti-tank rockets for Syrians fighting ISIS - Military Times

WASHINGTON —The Defense Department's fiscal 2018 budget request continues the program of training and equipping vetted Syrian partners in the fight against ISIS, and the proposal includes funds for U.S. AT-4 anti-tank rockets or Russian SPG-9 ...

Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG 'not befitting' of an ally - Reuters UK

FILE PHOTO: Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) head a convoy of U.S military vehicles in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said. ANKARA Turkey's National Security Council said on ...

SDF liberate Abu Qabab village from ISIS, as march on Raqqa continues - NRT

Men that fled areas of clashes surrender to Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters north of Raqqa city, Syria March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Rodi Said/File Photo. 7 mins ago. Views 51. + -. SULAIMANI – Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the village of ...

Turkey claims US weapons to YPG threat to 'humanity' - Kurdistan24

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – Turkey's Foreign Minister on Wednesday claimed the US weapons shipped to the Syrian Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State (IS) constituted a threat to “all humanity.” “Our approach to the [military] aid given ...

Executive Summary for May 31st - News Deeply

We review key developments in Syria, including the Syrian Democratic Forces advancing against ISIS north of Raqqa, the U.S. arming Kurdish forces fighting in Raqqa and claims Washington is also aiding Syrian rebel groups operating in the south of the ...

Turkey blasts US for 'extremely dangerous' arming of Kurds in Syria - RT

The US' decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria is an “extremely dangerous” mistake that should be reversed, Turkey's foreign minister has said. Earlier on Tuesday, the US announced that it was starting to deliver weapons to the Syrian Kurdish militia.

Turkey Builds a Northern Syria 'National Army' from Free Syrian Army Militias - Breitbart News

Turkey is planning to form a new “National Army” in northern Syria, bringing together factions from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) that fought last year as part of Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield, joined by defectors from the Syrian regime's army. The ...

Spotlight: Kurdish-led forces close in on IS stronghold of Syria's Raqqa - Xinhua

DAMASCUS, May 31 (Xinhua) -- The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have drawn as close as 2 km from the Islamic State (IS)-held city of Raqqa's first neighborhood in northern Syria, a well-informed Kurdish source told Xinhua on Wednesday.