DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:45 A.M.) – On Saturday, a new batch of armaments and military vehicles traveled through Kurdish-held northern Syria en route to the Raqqa frontier where Kurdish forward units are just four kilometers from the Islamic State capital.

The convoy was spearheaded by US Humvees and traveled from Iraq through the city of Qamishli onwards to rural Raqqa where the equiptment was handed over to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a staunch US ally in the battle against ISIS.

Pictures of the US convoy passing through territory Kurds have dubbed ‘Rojava’:

Last week, US President Donald Trump approved a bill to send armored vehicles and heavy weaponry, including TOW missiles, to the YPG-led SDF. The deal notably upset Turkey which believes the YPG to be an extended branch of the outlawed PKK.

This month, the SDF has nevertheless liberated a string of villages west, north and east of Raqqa. With brand new equipment ready, the battle for Raqqa city itself is expected to begin in the weeks to come.

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The US proxies conveniently dubbed SDF by the US have liberated no where in Syria. They invaded an occupied Syrian sovereign land which was handed to them by their front line terror squads conveniently called ISIS. Till now everybody with some common sense would have realized that ISIS are nothing more than an extension of the US and co invasion army posing as terrorists to have a free hand to commit all sorts of atrocities and genocides in a bid to clear land from both the Syrian Army and the local native inhabitants and substituting them with Kurdish settlers from… Read more »
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Truth : change your nickname for “Lies” BTW, no Arabs were ousted from Israel. The Nakba was made by the Arab coalition and used as a propaganda tool! Remember that what is now called Israel and Jordan were taken by the Brits from the Ottomans, not from the Arabs! As majority was Jew in the west of Jordan river, they called it Jewish Palestine and deemed it to become a Jewish state while on the east of the river, they called it Arab Palestine and deemed it to become the Emirate of Trans-Jordan. Stop living in your alternate reality. USAns… Read more »
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