US To Provide Antitank Weapons To Kurdish Forces In Syria – WSJ


US To Provide Antitank Weapons To Kurdish Forces In Syria - WSJ

A YPG fighter raises a YPG flag over a barrier in Tel al-Aghbish village, which they retook control of from IS. Source: Reuters

The US is going to provide antitank weapons to Kurdish forces (YPG and YPJ) in Syria, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing US officials. The article insists that the move will allow Kurdish fighters to counter amoured vehicles used by ISIS terrorists for suicide bombings.

Kurdish militias are a core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that are now advancing against ISIS in the Raqqah countryside.

At the same time, it’s clear that modern weapons supplies to Kurdish militias will increase their capabilities in case of of an open conflict with pro-Turkish militant groups in northern Syria or even with the Turkish military. Ankara describes YPG and YPJ as terrorist groups linked with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) operating in southern Turkey.

Earlier this month, the Trump administration announced that it will provide direct arms supplies to Kurdish forces in Syria.



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  • Stephen


    US already supplying ATGMs to FSA and NSA. When ISIS is wiped out, then FSA, NSA and Kurdish will start fight with each other.

    So this war will never end. If someone work as a proxy and spy for any foreign regime then the consequences will be death.

  • Stephen

    The destruction of Middle East is near.
    Ezrahel terrorist state produces 23 nuclear bombs each year in Negev Nuclear city and Dimona nuclear plants in Dimona town.

    Ezrahel produces hundreds of Chemical and Biological bombs each year in the town of Ness Ziona near Tel Aviv.

    The Ezrahel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), located in the town of Ness Ziona near Tel Aviv, hosts the bulk of Ezrahel research related to biological weapons.

  • FlorianGeyer

    Sultan Erdogan will be choking on his cornflakes when he is told about the US supply of ATGM’s to the Kurds :)

  • mhtsaropinigitakis

    good news… now when turkey finally invades Syria there will be a graveyard of Turkish tanks again

    • King_GeorgXIII

      no they send in FSA first and than their air force!

      • dutchnational

        Turkey has largely abolished his airforce on account of them being Gulenist.

        So, his planes will not fly, nor will his lies.

  • goingbrokes

    Yes SDF will be able to destroy vbieds with the missiles, but it still has the look of “stingers to mujahediin” about it. Turkey is terminally opposed to Kurdish independence, US is gunning for the same. The result = Turkey will leave NATO, and has already been put on the regime change list. US will be looking to expand the proxy war to Turkey, and MIC will cash in again big time.
    It’ll be one hell of a mess.

  • Percival

    Looks like there are going to be some Leopards sidelined pretty soon. What could go wrong with this policy? /sarc