On August 6, over 200 trucks with supplies to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) arrived in northern Syria, according to reports by pro-Kurdish sources.
This move clearly showed the Washington continues providing weapons and equipment to the Kurdish-dominated group despite a deep concern of Turkey, another NATO member state over this issue. Ankara describes the YPG, which is the core of the SDF, as a terrorist group, the local branch of the PKK.
— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) 6 August 2018
The new batch of supplies to the SDF came after the group had declared that it had fully eliminated ISIS cells in the Syrian-Iraqi border area on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. A day later, on August 7, the SDF delcared that its next target will be the ISIS-held town of Hajin and nearby villages in the Euphrates Valley.
The Hajin pocket is the last area publicly controlled by ISIS on the eastern bank of the Euphrates.
— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) 7 August 2018