"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Thursday, May 25, 2017

US sends truckloads of arms to Kurds in northern Syria: Reports- PRESS TV

The US has dispatched over 100 trucks loaded with armaments and ammunition to the Kurdish-controlled northern Syrian city of Hasakah over the past weeks, Turkish and Kurdish media say.
The US arms shipment was sent to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) dominated by Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), the reports said.
The SDF is currently getting prepared to launch an offensive against Daesh in Raqqah, the terror group’s main stronghold in Syria.
According to Turkey’s Daily Sabah, the US arms shipment crossed into Syria from northern Iraq through the Simelka border on May 15 and May 20.
The convoys reportedly moved to Hasakah and later headed to the Raqqah region where the SDF forces are fighting against Daesh.
Based on Turkish media reports, the consignment consisted of US-made multiple rocket launchers, 80mm and 120mm heavy mortars as well as MK19 grenade launchers, M4 carbines and M16 infantry rifles alongside FGM-148 anti-tank missiles.