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US begins sending weapons to Kurdish YPG in Syria -

The United States has begun sending small arms to Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in northern Syria, despite concerns from NATO-ally Turkey.and more »

US Helps Drive 200000 Syrians From Their Homes - Daily Beast

JARABLUS, Syria—The convoys arrive day after day, a motley cavalcade of old pickup trucks, motorbikes with sidecars, and cobbled-together three-wheel farm vehicles packed with destitute Syrians who are fleeing the U.S.-led offensive to oust the so ...and more »

Syria conflict: US sends arms to Kurdish forces fighting IS - BBC News

The US says it has started distributing weapons to Kurdish forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Pentagon spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway said the Kurdish fighters had received small arms and vehicles from the US military.and more »

YPG-led forces say Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi not to enter Syria - Kurdistan24

Colonel Talal Silo, the spokesperson for the Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) speaks to Kurdistan24, Hasaka, Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), November 29, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Archive). Syrian Kurds SDF YPG Hashd Shaabi. A+ Aand more »

US Begins Arming Syrian Kurds for Final Assault on Raqqa - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The United States has started arming Syrian Kurds with heavy machine guns, antitank weapons and other arms, a critical step in preparing a pivotal part of the force that will carry out the final assault on the Islamic State's de facto ...and more »

US sends arms to YPG in northern Syria - TRT World

The US delivers its first weapons shipment to the YPG in a move likely to anger Washington's NATO ally Turkey, which sees the move as a threat to its national security. YPG vehicles head a convoy of US military vehicles in the town of Darbasiya next to ...and more »

US-backed Kurdish forces face accusations of abuse amid Isis liberation campaign - The Independent

Reports that Arab families fleeing Isis as the battle for the group's de facto capital of Raqqa intensifies are being detained in what activist group Raqqa is being Silently Slaughtered has labelled Kurdish “concentration camps” have multiplied in ...and more »

Turkey condemns US for arming Kurds with weapons ahead of Raqqa assault - The Independent

The Pentagon has confirmed the first new shipment of arms to Kurdish fighters closing in on Isis in the militants' de facto capital of Raqqa is on its way to Syria. Small arms including AK-47s and small-calibre machine guns as well as vehicles were ...and more »

US Has Started Sending Weapons to Syrian Kurds, Officials Say -

WASHINGTON — Two US defense officials say that the American military has begun to provide equipment and weapons to the Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces — a group it considers important in the fight against ISIS. The U.S. began ...and more »

US sending arms to Syrian Kurds: report - The Hill

The U.S. military has begun providing Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces with equipment and weapons, according to a new report. The provisions are aimed at helping Kurds in the SDF fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), NBC ...and more »