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US deploys more military, logistics equipment in Syria

US sends 70 trucks of armored military vehicles, prefabricated buildings, fuel tankers to YPG/PKK terrorists

Mohamad Misto, Levent Tok   | 10.08.2019
US deploys more military, logistics equipment in Syria


The U.S continues to dispatch military and logistics equipment to the terrorist YPG/PKK-occupied area the east of Euphrates River in Syria. 

An Anadolu Agency footage recorded late Friday the fresh U.S. delivery through the Semelka border gate at the Iraq-Syria border.

After passing through the northeast of Syria, the convoy proceeded to internal areas as 70 trucks were carrying armored military vehicles, prefabricated buildings and construction equipment.

There were also a large number of fuel tankers and trucks with covered haulages in the convoy.

On July 26, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “Tens of thousands of truckloads of weapons and ammunition have been given to the PKK/YPG. Who gives [them]? Those who appears to be our strategic ally gives [them].”

He also pointed out that the YPG and the PKK are the same terrorist organization, despite the U.S. efforts to separate them.

The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of terror group PKK, which has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people in Turkey, including many children, women, and infants, for more than 30 years.

- Turkey, US agreement on Syrian safe zone

During his meetings with U.S. counterparts, Turkey’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar demanded the establishment of a safe zone the east of the Euphrates and the removal of the YPG/PKK elements.

On Wednesday, Turkish and U.S. military officials agreed that the safe zone in northern Syria will be a "peace corridor" for displaced Syrians longing to return home.

Also, both sides agreed on the immediate implementation of measures to address Turkey's security concern.

They also agreed to establish a Joint Operations Center in Turkey to coordinate and manage the establishment of the safe zone.

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara also confirmed in a statement that the parties agreed to rapidly implement "initial measures" to address Turkey's security concerns and establish a Joint Operations Center.

*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

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