In September, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) received 200 trucks loaded with ammunition and weapons from the US, according to Syrian opposition sources.
The Syrian opposition source revealed that on September 11, 100 trucks carrying weapons and ammunition entered the SDF-held area in al-Hasakah governorate. The trucks entered Syria coming for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq via the Semalka border crossing on the Syrian-Iraqi border.
On September 19, 100 more trucks entered Syria via the same border crossing, according to the source. The second batch was sent to the SDF-held area in Deir Ezzor governorate on September 20, according to Kurdish sources.
The trucks carried several US-made Oshkosh L-ATV vehicles, dozens of pickups, different types of weapons and ammunitions, according to Syrian opposition sources. Some trucks also carried fuel and other supplies likely for the US bases in Syria.
Since June, the US has supplied the SDF with over 1,600 trucks with weapons and ammunition to support its operation in Raqqa city. The latest shipment is likely a part of the US effort to boost the SDF advance in Deir Ezzor governorate in order to capture the strategic oil fields in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside before the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies reach them.
The arrival of a US arms convoy from 200 trucks to Rojava, this time also is to support the SDF campaign to liberate Deir al-Zour pic.twitter.com/F1Aa2GY2Gb
— Arin sheikhmos (@sheihkmos1987) 20 September 2017
— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) 20 September 2017