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US Sends 60 Trucks With Heavy Weapons, Armored Vehicles to Raqqa - SDF

Sputnik News

21:44 22.08.2017(updated 22:29 22.08.2017)

The US regularly supplies the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with heavy weapons and armored vehicles, a SDF representative told Sputnik on the condition of anonymity.

A spokesman revealed that yesterday the SDF received another batch of heavy weapons and armored vehicles from the United States.

"The US regularly supplies us with heavy armaments and armored vehicles. Recently, they've sent us 60 heavy trucks with rockets, rifles, howitzers and Hammer armored vehicles," the representative told Sputnik.

"In addition, this time we also received Toyota pickup trucks, which have given us an opportunity to transfer additional forces during a military operation. The transportation of weapons and armored vehicles was carried out along the highway through the territory of Northern Iraq, and afterwards they were delivered to Raqqa," he added.

Last week, photos and video footage surfaced on social media, showing a convoy of flatbed trucks loaded with American-made armored military vehicles passing through Syria.

The video was posted on July 18 by Syrian Kurdish activists who are affiliated with the United States-backed SDF. The activists claimed that the vehicles would be used by the SDF in the fight against Daesh in Raqqa.

In recent months, under President Donald Trump the US has increased military assistance for the SDF, which continues to play a key role in the US-led coalition's campaign to liberate Raqqa, Daesh's final major stronghold in Syria.

According to available information, so far the United States has supplied the SDF with a total of 1,300 trucks with heavy weapons and armored vehicles as part of the operation to liberated Raqqa from Daesh.


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