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    Erdogan Accuses US of Delivering Plane Loads of Arms to Kurds in Syria's Kobani

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    The United States has delivered more armaments to Kurds in the northern Syrian city of Kobani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United States has delivered more armaments to Kurds in the northern Syrian city of Kobani, with part of it being captured by the militants of the Daesh terrorist group, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

    "Three days ago three aircraft with US armaments for Syrian Kurds' forces landed in the Syrian Kobani," Erdogan said Thursday, as quoted by the Turkish Anadolu news agency.

    He added that at the same time, almost half of the military aid delivered by the United States fell into the hands of the Daesh.

    Erdogan said that he could not understand the US support for the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which are considered terrorist groups by the Turkish authorities.

    Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and extremist groups, such as the Daesh, outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States.

    The United States has supported the Kurdish communities in Syria, as well as in the neighboring Iraq, in the struggle against terrorists. At the same time Washington supports Turkey, which has been a member of NATO since 1955, despite Ankara's actions in regard to the Kurds both in Turkey and in Syria.


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