Weapons used by terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to martyr Turkish soldiers in the latest attacks in Syria’s Tal Rifat, and Turkey’s Hakkari and Şırnak were all supplied by the U.S., according to security sources.
According to the same sources, PKK terrorists used “sophisticated” weapons and munitions to carry out the attacks in question, stressing that the terror group has “night vision” capabilities, and plans attacks using precision-guided weapons.
PKK terrorists now use advanced equipment such as thermal cameras, sniper rifles with more effective fire rates even at night, and night-vision binoculars, sources continued.
Sources also noted that these weapons were used against Turkish soldiers in both northern Iraq and Syria where they have been distributed by the U.S. to PKK terrorists.
PKK/YPG terrorists also possess 4th generation shoulder-fired anti-tank guided missiles systems such as the Israeli-made Spike ATGM and the U.S.-made Stinger Manpads and Cougar MRAP.
The U.S. continues to deploy fresh weapons to terrorists, especially the PKK/PYD-YPG, despite its pledge to retrieve the weapons it gave to terrorist groups in northern Syria.
Although the date set for the Aerican troop pullout from Syria has passed, the U.S. is yet to reduce its military presence in Syria.
On the contrary, 300 trucks were sent into areas occupied by YPG/PKK terrorists in Syria from the Iraqi border 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/PKK in the Harab Isk and Sarrin villages.
Turkey has long criticized the U.S. working with and supplying arms and ammunition to the terrorist YPG/PKK, for the ostensible purpose of defeating the terrorist group Daesh. Turkish officials argue that using one terrorist group to fight another makes no sense.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK has taken some 40,000 lives, including many women and children. The YPG/PKK is its Syrian branch.