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The US is arming the PKK in areas where Ankara has planned an operation.

The US is arming the PKK in areas where Ankara has planned an operation.

The United States continues to support the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK, banned in Turkey), resuming patrols with militants in northern Syria and arming them in areas where the Turkish Armed Forces are going to conduct a ground operation, the Yeni Şafak newspaper wrote on Thursday, citing security sources.

Since November 20, Turkey has been conducting an air operation against the Syrian wing of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Syria – strikes were reported on the city of Kobani, as well as in northern Iraq. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called the operation a success and did not rule out that it would be followed by a ground one.

While preparations are being made for an operation against the PKK camps in northern Syria, the terrorist training US has taken another step. By announcing the resumption of patrols with the PKK/YPG, the US also sent a message to the terrorist organization: “We are with you!” the newspaper writes.

According to her, a senior US official, speaking on condition of anonymity to international media, said that “patrols will expand.”

Nicholas Grainger, US special envoy for relations with the PKK, said his country opposes Turkey’s military action.

 


The newspaper, citing security sources, reported that the PKK/YPG deployed Tow missiles to the village of Zuwayen and the village of Sheikh Isa in Al-Bab.


According to her, “the organization sent at least 100” militants to Ain Issa, “which is among the possible targets of Turkey,” and about 30 militants “to the village of Al-Chelebie in Ain al-Arab (Kobani).”


The newspaper report notes that “that the PKK, which had deployed snipers in the village of Hasda in Qamishli, wanted to target members of the Turkish armed forces on duty at the border.

“The PKK continues to mobilize in Tel Rifaat, one of the targets of the Turkish operation. It was also reported that the organization deployed three groups of 50 people in the Soganeke region and sent multi-barrel rocket launchers to attack Turkish military personnel serving in the Hazvan region,” – publication approves.