BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:05 A.M.) – For the first time during this Syrian War, the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces” (SDF) have received U.S. supplied armored vehicles to combat the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in northern Syria.
The SDF’s official media wing released several photos on Tuesday showing off their new armored arsenal that is meant to be used against the Islamic State forces in the Al-Raqqa countryside.
“The armored vehicles and troop carriers had arrived four or five days ago,” Talal Silo told Reuters on Tuesday.
“Previously we didn’t get support in this form, we would get light weapons and ammunition.”
“There are signs of full support from the new American leadership, more than before, for our forces,” he added.
While the U.S. Coalition has provided air support to the Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria; this recent supplement of armored vehicles marks the first time during this war that the SDF has been given this kind of military hardware.