Politics, World, Americas, Middle East

'US sent $400M aid to YPG/PKK terror group in Syria'

Equipment including bomb detectors, fingerprint scanners, tracking devices given to YPG/PKK terrorists, say local sources

Mohamad Misto, Safvan Allahverdi, Mohammad Temim Hocaoglu   | 03.10.2020
'US sent $400M aid to YPG/PKK terror group in Syria'

ANKARA

The US has transferred aid worth $400 million, mostly consisting of security equipment, to the YPG/PKK terrorist organization in Syria, local sources said on Saturday.

The support package, which started reaching the YPG/PKK terror group last month, will be used for military purposes, according to the sources, who requested anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

They added that the equipment given to the terror group includes bomb detectors, fingerprint scanners, and tracking devices.

On Sept. 25, top US diplomat Mike Pompeo announced that Washington will provide an extra $720 million in aid to Syria.

In a statement, the US State Department claimed that “none of this funding will be provided to security forces,” saying that it was all “humanitarian assistance” that will be distributed to Syrians by “trusted partners on the ground.”

The US has long provided military training, equipment, and weapons support to the YPG/PKK terror group.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.
Related topics
Bu haberi paylaşın