According to Kurdish sources, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have received a new batch of American weapons. The weapons entered through a border crossing with Iraqi Kurdistan. The delivery was a move to support the ongoing SDF storm of Raqqa.
The batch included ammunition and M-ATV US armored vehicles, and D7R armored bulldozers, as well as tankers loaded with kerosene believed to be for US helicopters deployed in several bases inside Syria.
A Turkish map showing US military bases in Syria:
According to some Syrian sources, most of the vehicles of this batch will be used by US troops. 200 more US soldiers arrived last week to participate in the battle of Raqqa.
Earlier this year, Turkey claimed that the United States promised to Turkey to withdraw all weapons that were handed over to the SDF once the battle against ISIS would end. The US didn’t deny these claim. So, some sources argue that this may be true.
From its side, ISIS claimed that the US-led coalition carried out more than 70 air strikes on Raqqa city, and targeted the city with more than 800 artillery shells during the last 48 hours.
ISIS added that US warplanes bombed SDF fighters in the Panorama Roundabout in the southern part of Raqqa by mistake on Wednesday.