Syria anti-Daesh forces say US sent them armored cars

This file photo taken on December 13, 2016 shows fighters from the Kurdish-Arab alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces siting on a heavily armed vehicle near the village of Khirbet al-Jahshe, on the western outskirts of Raqa as they advance towards Daesh position. (AFP / DELIL SOULEIMAN)


HASAKAH, Syria: A coalition fighting the Daesh group in Syria has received US armored vehicles for the first time and a promise of new American support, a coalition spokesman said Tuesday.
“American armored vehicles have arrived for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for the first time. This happened after the new US administration came to power,” spokesman Talal Sello told AFP.
He said the decision to supply the vehicles was taken by President Donald Trump’s administration, rather than in a simple continuation of US support under former president Barack Obama.
“Before we used to receive light weapons, ammunition… with these armored vehicles we’ve entered a new phase in the (US) support. It’s a sign,” Sello added.
“We have had meetings with representatives of the new administration, and they promised us extra support.”


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