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US begins sending arms to Kurdish fighters in Syria - Arab News

Fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are seen looking toward the northern town of Tabqa, Syria in this April 30, 2017, file photo. (SDF photo via AP). Related Articles. US-backed Syrian fighters reach Raqqa gates · Turkish military says kills ...and more »

Syria: Turkey slams US move to arm YPG militia - euronews

Turkey has slammed a US decision to supply arms to Kurdish militia fighting ISIL in Syria. Turkey's foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu described the move as ''extremely dangerous''. The angry reaction from Ankara came after the Pentagon confirmed on ...and more »

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

The 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 »

US Helps Drive 200000 Syrians From Their Homes - Daily Beast

The latest round in Syria's humanitarian catastrophe is now underway, aided and abetted this time by the U.S. military intervention. Roy Gutman. 06.01.17 1:00 AM ET. Roy Gutman. JARABLUS, Syria—The convoys arrive day after day, a motley cavalcade of ...and more »

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

US-backed Kurdish forces fighting against Isis in Syria have hotly denied claims the People's Protection Units (YPG) are involved in the arbitrary arrest and detention of Arab civilians in territory under their control. Reports that Arab families ...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 »

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 begins sending weapons to Kurdish YPG in Syria - Aljazeera.com

Despite condemnation from Turkey, US sends arms to YPG ahead of upcoming offensive to recapture Raqqa from ISIL. 30 May 2017. US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have been encircling Raqqa since November [File: Rodi Said/Reuters]. The United States has ...and 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 »

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. The ...and more »