100 US trucks resupply YPG in Syria

100 US trucks resupply YPG in Syria

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
100 US trucks resupply YPG in Syria

A convoy of 100 United States trucks was seen carrying closed chests, tankers and SUVs from Iraq to a YPG-controlled area in Syria.

The vehicles entered Syria from Iraq’s Semalka Border Crossing early on April 2, according to local sources speaking anonymously.

Sources said that Hummer brand vehicles were seen on the trucks, next to tankers and closed crates, which they assumed may be carrying ammunition.

The U.S. maintains nearly 2,000 troops in Syria following its recent announcement that only a few hundred would remain after withdrawal of its forces.

In December last year, the U.S. President Donald Trump declared victory over ISIL, and signaled a “slow and highly coordinated pullout” of American troops from Syria.

In February, the White House announced plans to keep 200 troops in northeastern Syria as part of an international peacekeeping force, in addition to 200 others that were to secure a garrison at a strategic Syrian border town.

Although the date set for the pullout has passed, the U.S. has yet to reduce its military presence in Syria.

On the contrary, 300 trucks were sent into areas controlled by YPG militants in Syria from the Iraqi side at the beginning and the end of February.

On Feb. 4, the U.S. delivered nearly 150 truckloads of armored vehicles and equipment to depots belonging to the YPG in Harab Isk and Sarrin villages.

Turkey has long criticized the U.S. working with and supplying arms and ammunition to the YPG.

Turkey regards the YPG as an offshoot of the illegal PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

No PKK/YPG in safe zone with Turkey on Syria border: United States
No PKK/YPG in safe zone with Turkey on Syria border: United States

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