Yeni Şafak daily has reached images of the U.S. weapons supplied to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization to use against the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in the operation Turkey plans to launch in Syria’s northwestern Afrin.
The weapons sent to the terror organization by the U.S., which include modern sniper guns with a range of 4 kilometers along with AT-5 spandrels and advanced anti-tank (TOW) missiles, have been positioned along the Turkish-Syrian border.
PKK terrorists had received training on how to operate TOW missiles in seven terror camps set up across PKK-occupied regions in Syria.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to purge terrorism across its border Syria as the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) on Saturday pounded positions belonging to the PKK/PYD in the northwestern region of Afrin.
“In the upcoming days, we are going to continue in Afrin the operation that we started with the Euphrates Shield to cleanse our southern border from terrorists,” he said
In the wide-ranging Euphrates Shield Operation launched in August 2016, the Free Syrian Army -- with the support of the Turkish army -- had cleared 2,000 square kilometers (772 square miles) of land along the Turkish-Syrian border of terrorist elements.
US air assistance
Additionally, the U.S. army delivered MANPADS (Man-portable air-defense systems), anti-aircraft missiles, to PKK terrorists to use against Turkish forces.
In an interview to the NSO news portal, a U.S. authority confirmed the reports regarding the delivery of the anti-aircraft missiles, which have a shooting range of eight kilometers, to YPG terrorists. The terrorists, using these missiles, had previously downed a TAF military helicopter and martyred a Turkish soldier.
The U.S. has provided the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are Syrian branches of the terrorist organization, with over 4,000 trucks containing weapons to reportedly use against the fight with Daesh, despite Ankara’s warnings that they are offshoots of the PKK.
U.S. President Donald Trump, on the other hand, had pledged that the U.S. would no longer arm the YPG in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 24, 2017.
US prepares PKK/PYD for Turkey’s possible Afrin operation
The United States continues to send arms to the Syrian branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorist organization under the pretext of fighting Daesh, and the recent route of the shipment is Afrin, where Turkey is preparing to launch a military operation. The latest video published by the terrorist organization revealed the contents of the truckloads of arms aid sent by the Pentagon, which have reached over 4,000 to date.PKK/PYD terrorists are shooting videos to spread propaganda, showing convoys including tanks, armored vehicles and anti-aircraft vehicles in Afrin which has been occupied by them. Digging a 20-kilometer tunnel network along the border with Turkey, terrorists have been equipped with advanced anti-tank systems by the U.S.PKK/PYD build ‘resistance lines’ in fear of Turkish operation in AfrinAT-4 tanks deployed to PKK/PYD positionsFootage of some of the anti-tanks given to the PKK to be used against Turkish troops was discovered by Yeni Şafak. AT-4 type anti-tanks were distributed to the terrorists deployed along the border. The PKK terrorist organization occupied Afrin, which shares a 130-kilometer border with Turkey, in 2012 and declared it as a unilateral canton. It speeded up its front fortification after key PKK figures from Qandil arrived in the region.Great amounts of munition sentSome of the AT-4 anti-aircrafts are being kept in underground arsenals built in Syria’s Afrin-Rajo region. Dozens of AT-4 anti-tanks can be seen stacked in the photograph. These were used by the PKK in a terrorist ambush on Nov. 2 in Turkey’s eastern Şırnak province against Turkish troops. The Pentagon’s support to its ground force PKK terrorists has not been limited to AT-4 weapons. More than 200 Konkurs, Javelin and TOW anti-tank missiles, and over 50 Igla anti-aircraft systems have been deployed along the border to be used against the Turkish army.US amassing troops in Middle EastIn recent months, the U.S. has stepped up its support for PKK terrorists in Syria by sending hundreds of weapon trucks across the border from Iraq.Turkey has repeatedly objected to U.S. arms being sent to the PYD, due to its links to the terrorist organization 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.
US transports arms for PKK to Syria’s Afrin
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is the ally of the U.S. in Syria and Iraq, has accelerated groundworks for “war” in Afrin, where Turkey is preparing for an operation. The terrorists have been carrying arms and ammunition to Afrin over the last few days using convoys consisting of hundreds of vehicles. The Pentagon, which announced that it had cleared 96 percent of Syria from Daesh, is sending the PKK and its Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD) arms from the al-Hasakah-Manbij line.The convoys that arrive in Manbij travel to Afrin by passing through the regime-controlled Aleppo-Sifira-Nubbul-Zehra corridor. In the past week, three convoys comprised of hundreds of vehicles reached Afrin by using this route. The terrorist organization claimed that “The convoys going to Afrin are PKK members returning from Raqqa.”US 'an unreliable country': Turkish opposition leaderOver 2,000 terrorists enter AfrinOver 2,000 terrorists entered Afrin in the convoys that the U.S. sent through the Erbil, al-Hasakah and Manbij supply line. Multiple-launch rocket systems and anti-aircraft weapons are among the arms that the U.S. is sending the PKK in Afrin. The convoys, which travel a route of 180 kilometers, include munition supplies.PKK preparing for war against TurkeyAhmed Sultan, who was elected president of the so-called Idlib Military Assembly of the PKK, issued a statement for members of the organization in the region. The terrorist confessed that all preparations were made for “a great war against Turkey, which may last for months.”Those who receive three weeks of military training at terror camps are sent to Afrin and are then under the command of the so-called Idlib Military Assembly of the PKK. The U.S.-backed PKK announced that it would engage in a war against Turkey.Public uprisingFamilies whose children have been taken by the PKK under the guise of “compulsory military service” have started to revolt in Syria’s north, particularly in Manbij and Afrin. Protests were organized in Manbij against the PKK move to take at least one youth from each family to join the war against Turkey. In the past 10 days, the terrorist organization has imprisoned over 70 civilians for allegedly being military “draft dodgers.”In response to PKK tyranny, shopkeepers in Manbij have not opened their stores for three days. Crowds are pouring into the streets of Yasiti, Hud Hud, Hazanu, Aleppo Road, the Industrial Zone and Ayn Nahil stating that the PKK should put an end to its occupation. Seven people were injured in the demonstrations that the PKK tried to suppress using violence. Terrorists have resorted to burning down the shops of some protestors and taking others into custody. 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.Turkey neutralizes 2,304 PKK terrorists in 11 months'PKK must be cleared from trade route for Ovaköy border gate to operate'‘A Pentagon link in abduction of two Turkish soldiers’PKK/PYD carry out mass arrests in Syria’s Manbij
PKK/PYD deploys US arms to Turkish border
The United States and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization took action after Turkey launched an operation in Idlib on Oct. 7. The PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorists held simultaneous meetings on Oct. 8 in Afrin, Tell Abyad, Manbij and Ayn al-Arab, which have been occupied by the PKK. In the meetings the organization decided to send more terrorists to all regions at Turkish borders, particularly Afrin, and pointed out that the main target of the Turkish military, which has advanced to Idlib, is Afrin and the PKK, and warned its terrorists to be “ready for war.”Turkey on targetAccording to Yeni Şafak sources, the PKK/PYD’s so-called commander, a terrorist codenamed “Renas” said the Idlib operation is an attempt to isolate the PYD in Afrin. “Any offensive in Afrin will be considered as an attack on an autonomous region. Our allies from the United States and Europe made a commitment on this issue. Our political and military preparations against Turkey continues with the support of our long-time allies,” said the terrorist. “The PYD units will be ready for an attack from the border line and we will launch a direct strike on Turkey,” he added.In the meetings, the PKK/PYD also decided to transfer terrorists to the border line from Manbij, Ashrafiyye, Sheikh Makhsoud and new occupation regions. The terrorist organization will recruit people between the ages of 16 to 40 from the regions, where mostly Turkmens and Arabs reside, and the terrorists at checkpoints in rear guards will be positioned for an attack along the border, according to the meeting.From foes to friends: Northern Iraq's possible futures‘Urgent meetings’ in four regionsThe “urgent meetings” that the PYD terrorist organization held in four regions noted that the arms sent by the U.S. through the Iraqi line to Al-Hasakah-Rmelan will be dispatched to the “secure” points in the border region. Tow anti-tank missiles and long-range missiles will be prioritized among the arms and ammunition to be deployed to the border. The PKK ringleaders, planning to strike Turkish tanks and artillery batteries with regular harassing fire, pointed out that they will persist until Turkey gives up the Idlib intervention and Afrin siege.PKK/PYD to cause chaosThe PYD terrorist organization also addressed “some attacks planned to be organized in Turkey” in the extraordinary meetings. They said that in the case that Afrin is isolated, a full-scale revolt will be staged in Turkey, and Turkish troops will have to leave Idlib due to the chaos. The terrorists will launch sabotage attacks particularly in the Turkish provinces of Kilis, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Mardin and Hatay, which will be claimed by the PKK/PYD. The PKK claims that it has formed suicide squads consisting only of Syrians to launch attacks in Turkey, and sent scouts to the country in order to locate attack points. The meeting also addressed the plan to turn the PKK ringleader Abdullah Öcalan’s detention anniversary into a turmoil. Meanwhile, the first harassment attempt of the terrorist organization in the aftermath of the meetings came in Tell Abyad. The Turkish Armed Forces immediately responded to the PYD terrorists who struck Turkish positions with long-barreled weapons. Tensions are still high in the region.France: PKK propaganda tent allowed in Strasbourg