The US has been actively supplying weapons and equipments to Kurdish forces operating in Syria. The People’s Protection Units (YPG; a military wing of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party) and its female version – the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) are the core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
About 100 trucks with weapons and equipment for Kurdish militias arrived Syria from Iraq between May 15 and May 20, according to Turkish Anadolu Agency. The column reportedly reached the area of Al-Hasakah and moved to the northern countryside of the ISIS-held city of Raqqah.
According to the report, Kurdish militias received BGM-71 TOW and Milan missiles, 80mm and 120mm mortars, MK19 belt-fed automatic grenade launchers as well as Humwee and Cougar vehicles and drones.
The agency also argued that the US has provided FGM-148 Javelin missiles to Kurdish forces.
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