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.

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“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.

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miltiades
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hopefully, this is a step in the right direction – the sdf is the governments most potent partner in fighting terrorists & invaders

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The step comes too fast to be planed by the new administration. The supply of armored vehicles are officially intended for the Arab part of the SDF coalition. But IMHO that stance is more verbal diplomacy aimed at the US NATO partner Erdogan than reality on the ground.

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No es mucho pero sirve, Erdogan estará preocupado, que estará pensando… Esperando pronunciamiento del gobierno Turco.

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These are “Gurkha” armoured vehicle built by the Canadian company IAG, not US gear 😉 What may be funny is that IAG has a factory in… Turkey… So if these come fom the Turkish factory = ROFL!

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