The US-led coalition has sent a convoy consisting of around 200 trucks loaded with military equipment, weapons, ammunition to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed on January 3.
The convoy, which entered northeastern Syria at the late hours of December 29, transported the supplies to several bases of the US-led coalition in the cities of Raqqa, Manbij and Ayn Issa.
“This is the second convoy to enter eastern Euphrates after the U.S. decision to withdraw from the region,” the SOHR noted in its report.
This weapons delivery coincided with reports of the revealed Pentagon plan, which would allow the SDF to keep US-supplied equipment and weapons after the withdrawal of American troops. Last week U.S. officials told the Reuters news agency that the discussion on this plan is still at an early stage inside the Pentagon. However, the new supplies suggest that the plan is already being executed.
While most of the US-supplied weapons were used in the fight against ISIS in northeastern Syria, Turkey fears that some of these weapons may found its way to the hands of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK). Due to this, the Pentagon’s plan may spark a new round of tensions between Ankara and Washington.