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US signals settlement in Syria

US delivers nearly 150 trucks loaded with armored vehicles and equipment to Syria

Erdoğan Çağatay Zontur   | 05.02.2019
US signals settlement in Syria


By Levent Tok and Muhammed Misto


The U.S. delivered nearly 150 truckloads of armored vehicles and equipment to the terrorized regions in Syria late Monday, signalling non-withdrawal from the country.

According to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground, trucks loaded with armored vehicles, construction equipment and power plants, crossed the Semalka gate in Iraq-Syria border to reach the depot belonging to YPG/PKK terrorists in the Harab Isk and Sarrin villages.

The trucks were carrying Humwee vehicles, known as multi-purpose vehicles with high motion capability, which the U.S. gives to YPG/PKK terrorists using the name of SDF in Syria.

The delivery occurred when Turkish and U.S. officials were holding meetings in Washington on the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria, and the roadmap for stability in Manbij.

The sources in the region said some 400 trucks were sent to the regions occupied by the YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria from Iraqi side since the beginning of the withdrawal process.

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly announced plans to withdraw American forces from the war-weary country.

When Trump proposed the idea of a terror-free safe zone in northern Syria, U.S. officials demanded Turkey guarantee that it will not conduct an operation against terrorist group YPG/PKK.

Turkey backed the idea of a safe zone in Syria, while it opposed the U.S. request for protection of the terrorists.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children. The YPG is its Syrian branch.

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