US sustains military aid to terrorist PKK/PYD in Syria
The U.S. announced that it was to supply arms to the PKK/PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK. More than 100 trucks carrying U.S. supplies crossed into Syrian territory controlled by the terror group.
More than 100 trucks carrying U.S. supplies crossed into Syrian territory controlled by the PKK/PYD terror group on Monday night.
The convoy of 112 fuel tankers, covered trucks and low-loaders carrying military Humvees was observed by an Anadolu Agency correspondent as it passed through Syria's Hasakah province.
The U.S. announced in May that it was to supply arms to the PKK/PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which has waged a 33-year terror campaign against Turkey. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.
The PKK/PYD is currently spearheading the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces' (SDF) assault on Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold.
According to the Pentagon, the U.S. has supplied weapons to several armed groups in Syria, including the PKK/PYD.
These arms include 12,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 6,000 machine guns, 3,500 heavy machine guns, 3,000 rocket-propelled grenade launchers, 1,000 anti-tank weapons, 235 mortars, 100 sniper rifles as well as 450 pairs of night vision binoculars and 150 laser illuminators.
Prior to Monday, 909 U.S. trucks had been sent to the PKK/PYD-held region.
The U.S. has pledged to track all weapons sent to the PKK/PYD and share the information with Turkey.
However, Turkey's National Security Council said in June that some weapons sent to Syria had been captured in raids on the PKK in Turkey.