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Turkish-Backed Militants Use U.S.-Supplied TOW Missiles Against SDF (Videos)

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On October 17, the Turkish-backed National Syrian Army (NSA) released videos of its militants using U.S.-made TOW anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The videos show Turkish-backed militants destroying a DShK 12.7 mm machine gun and an anti-tank missile launcher of the Kurdish-led group in the outskirt of the border town of Ras al-Ayn.


This was the first recorded use of the U.S.-made weapon against the SDF since the beginning of the Turkish-led Operation Peace Spring in northeast Syria earlier this month.

Hundreds of TOW missiles were supplied by the U.S. as a part of its  operation to train and equip anti-government groups in Syria. The operation, codenamed “Timber Sycamore,” was authorized by then President Barack Obama in 2013. Three years later it was halted by President Donald Trump.

A large part of the weapons supplied during operation Timber Sycamore reached the hands of terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra). The NSA is now appearenly using what’s left of these missiles against the SDF, the main ‘US ally’ in Syria.

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  • dutchnational

    Is just shows the dubious nature of US policies.

    • Barba_Papa

      I don’t mean to tell you I told you so, but I told you so! I said this would happen when you were drunk with glee when the SDF took the Omar oil fields before the SAA could get there. I said that the US would betray your Kurdish friends. And it happened even faster then I thought it would. I told you so.

      This feels nice. I totally get it why people love telling people this.

      • igybundy

        The SAA did get there but the ISIS the US transported from Raqqa attacked and expelled them after which they changed flags into SDF.

  • Robert Browning

    Looks fake.

    • BW_corps

      You are right, you look pretty fake.

      • Robert Browning

        Where does the truth go to die in war kyke? The loser are trying to provoke, and you can’t see it? You are one dumpfuxkingJew, Let me tell you kyke.

  • Hornet24

    Just for info: Turkey is able to make TOWs ourselves because US sold to Turkey licence for that years ago same as for lot of another advanced systems – then thats simply can be TOWs delivered from Turkish storages

  • goingbrokes

    Another Obama debacle, so many…