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Great Success! US-Backed Fighters Seize US-Made Missiles Heading To Other US-Backed Fighters In Syria

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Great Success! US-Backed Fighters Seize US-Made Missiles Heading To Other US-Backed Fighters In Syria

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In an unusual turn of events in Syria, militants once backed by the US have seized a shipment of US-made missiles that was heading to fighters currently backed by the US.

The missiles, US-made TOWs, were seized on March 28 by the Syrian Task Force, a joint force of the Turkish Police, Counterterrorism Unit and the National Syrian Army (SNA), near the Turkish-occupied town of Azaz in the northern Aleppo countryside.

According to the Turkish Ministry of Interior, the smugglers confessed that that they had been trying to transfer weapons to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the town of Manbij in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo.

Beside two TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), the weapons shipment included 24 AK-type assault rifles, a designated marksman rifle, two gun tubes and ammunition.

Great Success! US-Backed Fighters Seize US-Made Missiles Heading To Other US-Backed Fighters In Syria

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Most SNA factions were once backed by the US, which supplied them with TOW ATGMs until late 2017. The YPG and the PKK, one the other hand, are the core of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which still receive US support.

Between 2012 and 2017, the US shipped loads of weapons and ammunition to rebels in Syria in an attempt to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Pentagon led these efforts to arm the Syrian rebels with a direct support from US allies in the Middle East, first and foremost Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

US efforts didn’t only fail to topple the Damascus government, but also ended up turning Syria into a large black market for advanced weapons. Many of the weapons supplied by the US and its allies found their way to the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda-linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham. Some of these weapons were found in Iraq and even Lebanon.

Today, weapons like TOW ATGMs, are being used by militants once supported by the US against Washington’s current proxies in Syria and vice versa.

The US plans to arm Syrian rebels inflamed the war, threatened neighboring countries and even ended up turning Washington’s tools against each other. Some not very tolerant social media users would call these great achievements a brilliant example of “clusterfuck.”

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gryzor84

Man this title rocks Spring 2021, I swear ROFL, Kafka would be proud xD

klove and light

lol

Dick Von Dast'Ard

No U.S., French or British weapons in the form of aircraft carriers getting through the Suez Canal either.
DoD: Suez blockage could affect US military
The United States Department of Defense (DoD) noted on Sunday the ongoing blockage of the Suez Canal could affect the movement of the country’s military vessels.

“The Suez Canal is an essential maritime chokepoint, and the longer passage is suspended, the more impact it will have to civilian and military transits,” Pentagon said. “However, we have alternate capabilities to mitigate impact and support to our operations in US Central Command’s area of responsibility throughout any extended blockage.”

Earlier this week, US President Joe Biden’s administration offered to help Egyptian authorities in their efforts to release Ever Green, the ship currently stranded in the Suez Canal.
https://www.teletrader.com/dod-suez-blockage-could-affect-us-military/news/details/55047048?internal=1

FlorianGeyer

Perhaps the US can simply blow the ship out of the water?
:)

Jens Holm

Not all are specialists in everything, so relevant help might be real help.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

Don’t know whether it would work, but could they use some sort of big inflatable tube to lift the bow out, I wonder?

Icarus Tanović

Camila Harris.

FlorianGeyer

Bloody good idea.
The Dems could volunteer for the blow job. :)

Icarus Tanović

That’s sounds so American.

FlorianGeyer

As Biden said from his teleprompter , ‘America is back’ :)

Jens Holm

If they dig a channel west, it can go down the nile even saving fuel.

Jens Holm

Its important for all vessels passing there. Western economics and the leftovers all are very dependent.

Yesterday some moron told ít was done for blocking some random Russian vessel too.

Denmark fx has 8 blocked ship and among them a very big ned Catamaran Ferry, which should be here in the tourist season.

Dick Von Dast'Ard

It’s very important for Qatari LNG deliveries.

Jens Holm

Yes, we all know where You get Your fancy stuff from. We only blame You, when You dont pay.

John Wallace

We all KNOW where you get your Fancy stuff from Jens.. Your controllers that pay you… and they Pay you for it … Wow …

Jens Holm

Propgandalf was here:(

cechas vodobenikov

therefore jens was here

Guy Metdrapedes

Propagandalf was a great wizard. You’re just a great disappointment.

Jens Holm

My best hopes for You can improve my writings. It my plan to learn until I die.

Lone Ranger

The crumbling satanic pedonazi empire is worse than kaligula on meth.
They are beyond full retard…

cechas vodobenikov

in a recent interview w US diplomat he blames all the chaos in Syria on Turkey—his lies are despicable…yet even he advocates that all NATO forces should vacate Syria, simultaneously admitting that all current members of US admin are idiots

Lazy Gamer

Only so few?

Jens Holm

It a depot. Depots often are small. I dont know if its true. Our newssites also bring small news, when there a no big ones.

Feral Finster

Wouldn’t be the first time. Remember when the US trained a bunch of “vetted moderates” in Turkey, furnished them with shiny new weapons and equipment, sent them over the border, where they promptly defected to ISIS?

The response from State (J. Kerry, proprietor) – could be summarized as follows: “whoopsies!”

So naturally, we had to equip another intrepid band of “vetted moderates” to do the same thing all over again.

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