On Saturday, a convoy of military supplies, including weapons and equipment for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), entered the Syrian city of Qamishli.
The convoy included mostly logistical equipment such as water tanks, large containers, a Hilux pickup, two Land Cruiser vehicles, as well as a FMTV A1P2 military truck, which is often used by the US-led coalition forces in Syria.
New weapons & ammo for YPG being transported through Qamishlo this evening pic.twitter.com/DCT4rFpVkQ
— Mare (@nighttides) May 20, 2017
New batch of armaments & military vehicles supplied by the US to SDF arriving through Qamishlo city. pic.twitter.com/FYrmNSDeXx
— Afarin Mamosta (@Afarin_Mamosta) May 20, 2017
The White House decided to provide arms supplies directly to Kurdish militias on May 9. It is believed that the US may supply advanced weapons, such as TOW missiles, that have not been obtained by the SDF before.
The US weapons and equipment entered the Syrian territory from Turkey despite a large opposition of Ankara to the American decision.
Turkish Prime Minister, Ben Yildirim, said that the US decision to arm the Kurdish Popular Mobilization Units fighting ISIS organization in Syria could have “negative consequences” for Washington and said he could not imagine how the United States could choose between a strategic partnership with Turkey and a terrorist organization.