US Army sends extra reinforcements for PKK/YPG in Syria: Stories

Over the past three days, the USA reportedly deployed practically 100 autos for navy and logistical reinforcements to Syria’s Hasakah area, presently occupied by the PKK terrorist group’s Syrian offshoot, the YPG, based on Anadolu Company (AA), citing native sources.

Reinforcement items moved into the agricultural Rumaylan, Shaddadid and Inform Beydar settlements of Hasakah, managed by PKK/YPG terrorists, by means of the al-Walid border gate from Iraq between Jan. 6-8, studies mentioned.

The convoy consisted of practically 100 armored autos, gas tankers and ammunition.

The PKK is designated a terrorist group within the U.S., Türkiye and the European Union. Washington’s assist for its Syrian affiliate, the YPG, has considerably strained bilateral relations with Ankara.

The terrorist group has used bases throughout Türkiye’s border in northern Iraq and northern Syria to plot and perform assaults on the nation, working to create a terrorist hall alongside the borderline, threatening each Syrian locals and close by Turkish residents.

Since 2016, Ankara has been main counteroffensives in opposition to the terrorist teams and striving to ascertain a 30-kilometer-deep (19-mile-deep) safety line, for which Russia and the U.S. dedicated to offering assist in October 2019.

The identical month, Türkiye launched its Operation Spring Peace in opposition to the PKK/YPG and Daesh in northern Syria, with Washington promising that the YPG would withdraw from the area. The U.S. navy then evacuated all its bases within the space, prioritizing stationing close to oil fields. U.S. forces are presently current in lots of navy bases and posts throughout an unlimited area occupied by the terrorists within the Hasakah, Raqqa and Deir el-Zour districts. Washington persistently sends reinforcements to its navy items in PKK/YPG-controlled oil fields. On the identical time, U.S. troops conduct common patrols with the YPG.

The continued U.S. assist, specifically navy coaching and truckloads of kit, for the terrorist group has been underneath the pretext of combating Daesh and has drawn the ire of its NATO ally Türkiye on quite a few events. Because of U.S. assist value tens of millions of {dollars}, the YPG has grown stronger in northeastern Syria, regardless of Washington’s guarantees to Türkiye that it could “seek the advice of and work intently” with Ankara in opposition to Daesh and the PKK.

Simply final month, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed the U.S. for “turning a blind eye” to Türkiye’s issues over its cooperation with the PKK/YPG regardless of repeated complaints, saying, “We’ll pull ourselves by our bootstraps.”

Erdoğan has been signaling a floor operation into northern Syria and Iraq for a lot of months now and upped his menace following a Nov. 13 terrorist assault in Istanbul that left six useless and 81 injured. U.S. Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin expressed “robust opposition” to Erdoğan’s plans of a floor offensive.

Erdoğan and different Turkish officers, dismissed any warnings, stressing that Türkiye was “dedicated to defending its borders and won’t search anybody’s permission.”

Protection Minister Hulusi Akar, too, declared Türkiye was “issuing the mandatory warnings to allied nations to chop off all ties with terrorist teams as quickly as potential.”

Ankara has lengthy emphasised cooperation and solidarity within the combat in opposition to terrorism will contribute to regional and international peace and safety.

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