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Pentagon confirms sending weapons shipments to Kurdish YPG fighters ahead of Raqqa battle - ARA News

Pentagon confirms sending weapons shipments to Kurdish YPG fighters ahead of Raqqa battleARA NewsKurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) in a training camp near Syria's Sere Kaniye. Photo: ARA News. Read More. Turkey-backed rebels attack Kurdish town northwest Syria, clash with YPG · Founder of ISIS media outlet killed by US-led ...and more »

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

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

New York TimesUS Begins Arming Syrian Kurds for Final Assault on RaqqaNew York TimesFighting last year in the campaign to retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State. American military officials and humanitarian groups are bracing for a bloody, monthslong battle for Raqqa, Syria — similar to the fight for Mosul. Credit Bryan Denton ...and more »

The quest of YPG/PYD terrorists in Syria goes beyond an autonomous state - Daily Sabah;

The quest of YPG/PYD terrorists in Syria goes beyond an autonomous state - Daily Sabah

Daily SabahThe quest of YPG/PYD terrorists in Syria goes beyond an autonomous stateDaily SabahThe regional powers' lack of strategies and wrong gameplay helps the YPG/PYD terrorists further their plan to form an autonomous state in Syria. They have already started carrying out an ethnic cleansing policy on the local Arabs. In October 2015 ...and more »

Abuse allegations overshadow gains against Daesh - The Daily Star

Abuse allegations overshadow gains against DaeshThe Daily StarBEIRUT: As the U.S.-led coalition ratchets up operations in Syria, there are concerns that it will result in a rerun of what happened in Iraq, where $1 billion in weapons supplied to local fighters is unaccounted for. Weapons, training and airstrikes ...and more »

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

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

Military TimesDoD budget request includes anti-tank rockets for Syrians fighting ISISMilitary TimesWASHINGTON —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 ...and more »

US Arms Syrian Kurds Against ISIS - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com;

US Arms Syrian Kurds Against ISIS - The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com

The Jewish Press - JewishPress.comUS Arms Syrian Kurds Against ISISThe Jewish Press - JewishPress.comThe United States has begun to arm the Syrian Kurds along the border with Turkey, numerous international news outlets report. Weapons distribution to the Kurdish militia is aimed at retaking the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State ...and more »

Turkey warns against supporting PKK and affiliates - Anadolu Agency;

Turkey warns against supporting PKK and affiliates - Anadolu Agency

Anadolu AgencyTurkey warns against supporting PKK and affiliatesAnadolu AgencyTurkey's National Security Council, the country's top security body, warned on Wednesday against supporting PKK/YPG/PYD saying it went contrary to the notions of friendship and alliance. The statement came after a closed-door meeting in Ankara, which ...and more »

Turkey says US arming Syrian Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous' - Yahoo Singapore News;

Turkey says US arming Syrian Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous' - Yahoo Singapore News

Yahoo Singapore NewsTurkey says US arming Syrian Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous'Yahoo Singapore NewsTurkey on Tuesday warned that the US arming of a Kurdish militia force, deemed a terror group by Ankara, was an "extremely dangerous" move, and urged Washington to reverse its "mistake". "Such steps are extremely dangerous for Syria's unity and ...and more »

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

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

Reuters UKTurkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG 'not befitting' of an allyReuters UKFILE 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 ...and more »

Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG not befitting of alliance - The Jerusalem Post

Turkey says US support for Syrian Kurdish YPG not befitting of allianceThe Jerusalem PostANKARA - Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) said on Wednesday that the US government's decision to arm the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia in Syria was "not befitting of an alliance". "It has been stressed that the policy of supporting the PKK/PYD-YPG ...and more »

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

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

The IndependentTurkey condemns US for arming Kurds with weapons ahead of Raqqa assaultThe IndependentThe 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 »

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

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

NRTSDF liberate Abu Qabab village from ISIS, as march on Raqqa continuesNRTMen 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 ...and more »

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

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

Kurdistan24Turkey claims US weapons to YPG threat to 'humanity'Kurdistan24ERBIL, 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 ...and more »

Kurdish leader: SDF will counter Iraq's PMU if it enters its areas in Syria - Al-Arabiya;

Kurdish leader: SDF will counter Iraq's PMU if it enters its areas in Syria - Al-Arabiya

Al-ArabiyaKurdish leader: SDF will counter Iraq's PMU if it enters its areas in SyriaAl-ArabiyaSyrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters look at their fellow fighters riding a boat while transporting food and water supplies in the Euphrates River, west of Raqqa city, Syria April 10, 2017. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Wednesday, 31 ...and more »

Executive Summary for May 31st - News Deeply

Executive Summary for May 31stNews DeeplyWe 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 ...and more »

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

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

RTTurkey blasts US for 'extremely dangerous' arming of Kurds in SyriaRTThe 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.and more »

Step back from arming YPG, Turkey again tells US - Hurriyet Daily News;

Step back from arming YPG, Turkey again tells US - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily NewsStep back from arming YPG, Turkey again tells USHurriyet Daily NewsThe U.S.'s arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia is “extremely dangerous” that could one day harm everyone, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said yesterday, urging Washington to reverse its “mistake.” “These weapons could be used against all of humanity, ...and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsTurkey Builds a Northern Syria 'National Army' from Free Syrian Army MilitiasBreitbart NewsTurkey 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 ...and more »

Cavusoglu: US arming Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous' - vestnik kavkaza;

Cavusoglu: US arming Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous' - vestnik kavkaza

vestnik kavkazaCavusoglu: US arming Kurdish militia 'extremely dangerous'vestnik kavkazaUS arming of a Kurdish militia force is "extremely dangerous, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, urging Washington to reverse its "mistake". "Such steps are extremely dangerous for Syria's unity and territorial integrity," Cavusoglu ...and more »

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

Spotlight: Kurdish-led forces close in on IS stronghold of Syria's RaqqaXinhuaDAMASCUS, 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.and more »