CIA sends PKK truckload of heavy weaponry amid Turkey’s Afrin op
Syrian opposition group Nour al-Din al-Zenki seizes truck carrying huge cache of arms sent by the US to the PKK terror organization in Afrin
News ServiceYeni Şafak
The U.S. is continuing to send the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terror organization heavy weaponry. A Syrian armed opposition group said it stopped a truck on the Afrin-Idlib border, and seized 9K111 Fagot anti-tank missile systems and hundreds of heavy weaponry.
Syrian opposition group Nour al-Din al-Zenki stopped a suspicious vehicle disguised as a fuel tanker, then began to search the vehicle. Once opening the container, it was found that the truck was “full to the brim” with heavy weapons.
Directives from the U.S.
Among the seized weapons were TOW missiles, RPG-7 rocket launchers, infantry rifles, 7.62-millimeter machine guns and its ammunition, automatic weapons, a large amount of ammunition and anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons and systems.
According to information obtained by opposition members who spoke to Yeni Şafak, those who were transporting the weaponry-loaded truck to Afrin were U.S.-linked groups stationed in Idlib. These groups, which receive orders “directly” from the Pentagon/CIA, were amassing the weapons in various parts of Idlib.
Arms and ammunitions in secret depots are being sent to Afrin in a “veiled manner” in accordance with the needs of the PKK and commands from the U.S.
The latest shipment of arms and ammunition shows that the Pentagon and the CIA have not given up support of the terrorist organization even though President Donald Trump on Nov. 24 in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged that the U.S. will stop arming the Syrian offshoot of the terror organization, the YPG.
On Saturday, five Turkish soldiers were martyred in Sheikh Haruz with TOW missiles sent by the U.S., northeast of Afrin, when the terrorist group targeted a Turkish army tank.
Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 along with Free Syrian Army (FSA) to clear PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin, northwestern Syria.
Konkurs, Fagot, AT-4
U.S.-backed groups who appear to be part of the “opposition” have many more secret depots in the region. At least four Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles, also known as the 9K113, were found among the seized weapons. These missiles are the weapons the terror organization has used to conduct at least four attacks against Turkish troops in the past two days.
The weapons that the U.S. sent to the PKK are not limited to the Russian Konkurs and Fagot. Swedish anti-AT-4 anti-tankers are also being delivered to the PKK by CIA-guided groups. U.S.-made TOW anti-tank missiles and the French-German Milan missiles are also among the weapons provided by the U.S. to the PKK.
Pentagon downed a Russian plane
Washington also provided the “opposition” groups it commands in Idlib with man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS). Those who downed a Russian plane on Saturday were in possession of MANPADS.
It is also stated that the attack using a bomb-laden drone on the Russian Hmeymim airbase was carried out in the same way by masked “opposition” members. Following the attack, Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups were blamed, however this treacherous plot did not hold. “We know who is behind the attack. It has nothing to do with the state of Turkey or its army,” said Kremlin.
Cemal Maruf: Linked to the U.S. and terror groups
At the heart of the armed organization is a name that draws attention: Cemal Maruf, leader of the Suvvar Syria group. Maruf, who is a regular at Turkey’s Incirlik Base which is used by the U.S., is known as the Pentagon’s “most loyal man.”
Maruf, who previously was at the center of many allegations regarding weapons smuggling, was the leader of the group the U.S. first armed. It is claimed that Maruf organized the shipment of weapons to the PKK.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States. The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.