The U.S. has sent heavy weapons and armored Hummer vehicles to the to PKK/YPG terrorists in Deir-ez-Zor operation. PKK/YPG terrorists said the U.S. sent heavy weapons and armored vehicles to them.
“The US sent heavy weapons with armored Hummer vehicles to us due to the operation of Deir-ez-Zor. Weapons and armored vehicles were sneaked through the Semelka Border Gate from the Northern Iraq and from there they were left for the East of Deir-ez-Zor. We (PKK/YPG) need more heavy guns for the operation ”
Weapons first brought down to Jordan or Northern Iraq’s Erbil, then crossed over Semelka border and passed to Syria to YPG-controlled territory over the border gate. That’s the way how the U.S. transfer weapons to PKK/YPG terrorist.
Pentagon’s 2018 budget allocated $500 million for PKK/YPG. Allocated budget of Pentagon to PKK/YPG at 2019 will be $550 million.
Ankara is strongly opposed to the U.S’ help to PKK/YPG. Relations between Turkey and the U.S. got shaked after the Syrian policies of the U.S.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who spoke at the beginning of the Olive Branch Operation in Afrin (Jan. 24, 2018), explained the size of the weapons given by saying, “This operation will continue until every last member of the terrorist organization who has been equipped over the past few years (by the U.S.) with 5,000 trucks and 2,000 aircraft full of weapons is neutralized. We see it as our obligation to cleanse all terrorist organizations.”
The Syrian policy of the United States is causing debate in the American army. It is alleged that Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations Curtis Scaparotti warned Secretary of Defense James Mattis that America’s support for the YPG is endangering their alliance’s unity. It is known that, Commander of EUCOM General Curtis Scaparotti advised Mattis that the alliance would face the greatest crisis of the last 50 years, saying “If the support to YPG is keep contuniue, the future of NATO is in danger”.