The US-led coalition sent a convoy consisting of dozens of trucks loaded with military equipment, weapons and ammunition to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on February 3, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
“Despite the American decision to withdraw troops from Syria, which was approved by President Donald Trump on December 19 of 2018, the US-led coalition continue to send reinforcements from Iraqi Kurdistan to Eastern Euphrates,” the SOHR’s reports reads.
The UK-based monitoring group said that the new supplies were distributed between several bases of the US-led coalition in northeastern Syria. From there, the supplies will likely be handed over to SDF forces.
This weapons delivery coincided with reports of a US-Turkish agreement to establish a safe-zone in northeastern Syria. Under the supposed agreement, the SDF will be forced to withdraw from several towns along the Syrian-Turkish border. The US-backed group will be replaced by a coalition of Turkish-backed Kurdish and Arab forces.
Most of the weapons supplied by the US-led coalition are usually used in battles against the remaining ISIS fighters, who are currently besieged within a 4km2 pocket in the middle Euphrates River Valley.