The US has supplied the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with 250 trucks with Hummer armored vehicles, heavy weapons and pick-ups over the past four day, the Russian state-run news agency Sputnik reported on June 11 citing a source in the SDF.
“There are three US military bases in the region, where the Americans are strengthening their presence. Over the last four days, the United States has sent us 250 trucks with Hummer armored vehicles, heavy weapons, and pick-ups, as part of the operation against Daesh*, which we continue to wage in eastern Deir ez-Zor. The US ammunition and armored vehicles are delivered overland from the territory of northern Iraq through the Semelka border control post, and from there to the east of Deir ez-Zor,” the source said.
The report added that to date the US had supplied 4,800 trucks with weapons and armored vehicles to the SDF. The recent and all the previous supplies were provided under a pretext of increasing the SDF’s capabilities of combating ISIS.
Currently, the SDF backed by the US-led coalition’s air power is carrying out a limited operation against ISIS near the border town of Dashisha. The town is currently controlled by ISIS. The terrorist group also controls a number of the settlement in the Euphrates Valley, including the town of Hajin.