US dispatches 150 truckloads of weapons to PKK/PYD after Syria pullout decision
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US dispatches 150 truckloads of weapons to PKK/PYD after Syria pullout decision

Over the past week alone, 500 truckloads of weapons and munitions have been dispatched to PKK/PYD terrorists in Syria

News Service Yeni Şafak

Terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)’s Syria affiliate, the PYD, received 150 truckloads of weapons and munitions dispatched by the U.S. following Washington’s announcement of a planned withdrawal of troops from Syria.

The weapons were sent through the Iraqi border to critical positions on the border with Turkey near the cities of Derik and Qamishli, arriving mere 24 hours following U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement of a planned withdrawal of some 5,000 troops from Syria.

US army trucks start pullout from Syria
Yeni Şafak

US army trucks start pullout from Syria

Footage shows U.S. army trucks, loaded with munitions and weapons, pulling out of Syria and heading towards the Iraqi border following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw all 2,000 American troops from northeast Syria.

Over the past week alone, 500 truckloads of weapons and munitions were dispatched to PKK/PYD terrorists in Syria.

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered all of the U.S. forces in Syria to withdraw from the country, saying Daesh's defeat was his sole reason for being in the civil war-torn country.

The U.S. began its air campaign in Syria in 2014, deploying troops to the country to assist in the anti-Daesh fight alongside local partners the year after.

Reports have suggested U.S. forces will leave within 60 to 100 days.

The withdrawal comes on the eve of a possible Turkish military operation in the northeastern Syria against the YPG/PKK terrorist group.

Since 2016, Ankara has carried out two similar military operations in the northern Syria.

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