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    Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) head a convoy of U.S military vehicles in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria April 28, 2017

    US Heavy Weapon Shipments Spell Doom for Daesh

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    Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) hailed US President Donald Trump’s decision to supply heavy weapons to the Syrian Democratic Forces’ most powerful element, the Kurdish YPG, to help in the Raqqa assault.

    Earlier US President Donald Trump tasked the US Defense Ministry to conduct heavy weapon shipments to YPG forces which Turkey regards as a branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) branded as a terrorist organization by Ankara.

    Abdulaziz Yunus, an SDF representative responsible for external relations, told Sputnik Turkiye that this decision is a truly momentous occasion.

    "These weapon shipments will help bring closer the fall of Daesh (ISIL/ISIS), make capturing Raqqa easier and assist our struggle," Yunus said.

    "We say that this decision was late, but at the same time it has a historic significance. It is a show of trust, and highlights the fact that we’re fighting a successful fight against Daesh. The weapons that will be delivered will help bring closer the demise of Daesh and other terrorist organizations," he added.

    And according to Yunus, the US will supply precisely the kind of weapons YPG needs in order to defeat Daesh forces entrenched at the terrorist movement’s so called 'capital.'

    "Raqqa is very important for Daesh, it is a place of strategic importance. Daesh will put up a fight there, so heavy weapons are needed, like tanks, howitzers, rockets and other hardware," he explained.


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