The U.S. military has begun to capture the arming of Syrian Kurds in an effort, the so-called ISIS capital of Raqqa, Fox News Tuesday confirmed.
The move is likely to anger NATO ally Turkey, which considers the Kurds a terrorist organization.
The Pentagon announced earlier this month that it would begin arming Syrian Kurdish fighters, to make sure that it is castles tilts ISIS-high. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W. White said at the time, it was the best way to victory against the Terror of ISIS fighters.
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The Kurds are the only force on the ground, you can successfully Raqqa to use in the near future,” White said.
There are still no details on what military equipment to the Syrian Kurds. But earlier this month, U.S. defense officials told Fox News the plan of machine guns, handguns, ammunition, bulldozers and armored vehicles such as the M1117 Guardian provides included.
Coalition spokesman Colonel John Dorrian, said the weapons are not recovered, according to the specific missions of the United States are completed, but “track” of where and how they will be used. “Every single one” of the weapons, and the United States, “secure the account they showed on” ISIS, he said.
But opposition fighters to fight the Syrian troops in the midst of the country’s six-year civil war — some of them-supported by Turkey — to say, there is simply no guarantee that the weapons not be used against you or others. US-backed Kurdish groups have often been in conflict with Turkey-backed groups in Northern Syria, to maintain where a variety of groups are jostling for various zones of influence.
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Turkey has for a long time as the YPG is an extension of the PKK, a Kurdish insurgent group that waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey, killing tens of thousands of civilians. Washington and Ankara and the PKK consider a terrorist group, but the U.S. military has been a long time, said the YPG are the best fighters on the ground in Syria against ISIS.
“We are very aware of the security concerns of our coalition partners, Turkey,” a Pentagon spokesman said earlier this month. “We want to reassure the people and to prevent the government of Turkey, that the United States is required, additional security risks and the protection of our NATO allies.”
The U.S. military has lead to dozens of jets and other aircraft in the Turkish air base near the border with Syria on air strikes against ISIS.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.