SDF fighters listen to a speech at a funeral for four of their colleagues killed near Azaz, December 3, 2017 (Photo by Jaish al-Thuwar)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The United States and Israel are allegedly supplying the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with anti-aircraft missiles, the Turkish publication Yeni Safak claimed over the weekend.

Citing local sources, Yeni Safak alleged that the U.S. is set to deliver a shipment of Stinger Man Portable Air Defense Systems (MANPADS) to the Syrian Democratic Forces.

The publication claimed the ‘PKK’ (Turkish gov’t reference to Syrian Kurdish groups) had designated the towns of Rmelan, Al-Jalabiyah, Al-Umar, and Shaddadeh as launching zones for the missiles.

This is not the first time that this claim has been made; in fact, it was first in late April by Syrian opposition media.

However, there has been no proof to corroborate these claims and if Washington really did supply these weapons to the SDF, it would cause a major rift between them and Turkey.

Turkey and the U.S. are already at odds over Washington’s ongoing support for the Syrian Democratic Forces and Ankara’s decision to buy Russia’s S-400 system.

Neither the United States nor Israel have commented on these latest allegations.

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Dutchnational
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Dutchnational
2019-05-01 14:04

This is not the first time for these rumours. If true, it would be excellent news for both SDF and justice andd very bad news for Turkey and to some extent for Assad.

I just hope it is corect and will be followed by better anti tank missiles and artillery. Ukraine has large stocks of those on the cheap.

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FairsFair
2019-05-01 14:49
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If found out to be true though, I can’t think anything more to weaken NATO on Russia’s southern flank?
“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” – Sir Walter Scott

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-01 19:29
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With AKP = Ikhwan in power, Turkey is only NATO on paper for a while. They talk like enemies, they act like enemies, it’s keeping them in that weakens NATO. Another point : NATO is NOT a place for dictatorships. Moreover, with enlargement of NATO in the 2 last decades, it’s not a huge loss, especially as the trend in the EU is more and more to reach the 2014 commitment to reach the 2% of GDP in military spending… In fact, if we think in terms of EU defence, w. 2% GDP, we would spend $375B in the military,… Read more »

Roki
Roki
2019-05-01 21:46
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Rafale is the best European multirole fighter and real match for F22,F35 and Russian SU35.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-02 05:39
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… even for Su-57, since despite having spent $6.1B into Su-57 R&D, India left the Su-57 program a year ago. You don’t let down a program you spent so much in without good reasons. Nevertheless, there are some points I really like in Su-57, especially the lateral and aft radars added to the two big L-band antennas in the wings may make it nearing an E-2D Hawkeye’s AWACS features. I really wish Russians will make a really reliable engine with Ideliye 30, it’s still the main non starter with their aircraft with the combat systems, even if they really did… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2019-05-02 05:58
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What is strange is that Saab could have easily came with a 5th gen fighter aircraft before anyone else : with pretty few mods, their Draken would have made it easily!
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Jack Robins
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Jack Robins
2019-05-02 19:04
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You are obviously an intoxicated infidel!

Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2019-05-02 08:01

Yeni Şafak (“New Dawn”) is notorious for its fake news.

Abu bakr
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2019-05-02 14:42

Kurds shias Assad USA israel and Russia always been and always will be Zionist roaches, they work together in secret, so to me it’s not a wonder why Isis fights against Kurds and shias and it’s proxies, day by day we all see that Islamic State is army of Mahdi, 79 nations fighting a small group Isis one more nation and the hadith of prophet Muhammad will be fulfilled

https://theglobalcoalition.org/en/partners/

Nigel Woo
Nigel Woo
2019-05-01 20:28

JEWS MUST COOK TILL VANISH LIKE THEIR ANCESTOR. CHILDREN BLOOD AND SOUL ONE BABY ALSO CANNOT LET GO ,
HUNT THEM DOWN LIKE ALIEN MOVIE (CURSED BY THE THINKER THAT BACKED BY 18 GATES OF h**l )
https://warcraftking.tumblr.com/post/184575623349/promise-of-mohd-the-end-of-jews-promised-by

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gustavo
2019-05-02 00:52

Of course, it is part of the game. So, what ? is Turkey going to attack Israel (official friend with NATO) ? Of course not.

Nigel Woo
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2019-05-01 18:49
Daeshbags-Sux
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2019-05-01 20:21
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Hihi, they already have bunkers everywhere… And enough nukes to make YOUR “world” a radioactive parking lot : they even have more warheads than China, ready to make you a pile of ashes. What you wish to them will happen to you if your fantasies ever start being applied, especially since they’re able to intercept any incoming missile. This is what your razul promised to you : “It is narrated on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (‘Abdullah b. ‘Umar) that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) observed: Verily Islam started as something strange and it would again revert… Read more »

Ansar al-Kuffar
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2019-05-02 05:35
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Bakar Nigel Woo al-Jahimi

Nigel Woo
Nigel Woo
2019-05-02 09:35