U.S. Approves Supplying Weapons To Syrian Kurdish Fighters

The United States has agreed to supply weapons to the main Kurdish opposition group in Syria, a move likely to anger Turkey just days before a meeting between the U.S. and Turkish leaders in Washington.

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White announced the move in a May 9 statement, saying President Donald Trump a day earlier had authorized the Defense Department “to equip Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces as necessary to ensure a clear victory over ISIS in Raqqa, Syria.”

The statement came shortly after news agencies cited an unidentified senior U.S. official as saying that the White House had approved arming the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as the battle to dislodge Islamic State (IS) militants from its stronghold in Raqqa nears.

  • H

    Sounds like a big FU to Erdogan and the Turks. If so, good: let the Kurds be a thorn in that maniac’s side.

  • FactsWillOut

    Utter BS.

  • Felicia Scott

    I am 100% for NOT giving weapons to ANY islamics. Let them kill each other with sticks and rocks.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Nah, let them kill each other with high-powered weapons.