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US providing military, logistical support to Daesh terrorists in Syria: Report

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
In this file picture, a US-backed Takfiri militant mans a heavy automatic machine gun (L) next to an American soldier as they take their positions at the al-Tanf border crossing between Syria and Iraq.

A recent media report says members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group are being provided with advanced weapons by the United States in Syria, revealing Washington’s support for terrorists in the Arab country.

Yeni Şafak, a Turkish daily newspaper, quoting sources, reported on Wednesday that there had been many cases of US forces directly delivering material and technical assistance to militants in the town of al-Mansurah, which is located in the northern Syrian province of Raqqah.

A large cache of US-made weapons, specifically shells and ammunition, was also dispatched to the al-Tanf border crossing with Jordan, which lies at the ultra-strategic intersection of the Syrian, Iraqi, and Jordanian borders, it added.

The US, which has a military base in Tanf, is believed to be regularly training terrorists in the area. The US has unilaterally declared a 55-kilometer “de-confliction zone” around the base, and frequently threatened to target Syrian forces within the area.

The cordoned-off area also contains the Rukban refugee camp, which, according to Syrian and Russian officials, is home to terrorists, including those of the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terror group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front. 

The report also said that a US-backed group comprising ethnic Kurds and Arabs was being used by the US forces to deliver weapons and material.  

The US-backed Kurdish groups such as the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), militarily led by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), have been accused of colluding with Daesh Takfiri militants.

In early June, Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in an interview with NTV channel that the YPG had likely provided Daesh terrorists with a safe corridor out of Raqqah. 

Syrian government forces have frequently discovered US- and Israeli-made bombs and weapons, some of which were extremely rare in the Arab country, during the ongoing anti-terror campaign across the country.

The Syrian government has also recently sent a message to the United Nations, accusing the US-led coalition of reaching deals with Daesh and coordinating its actions with the terror group’s commanders.

In September, the US-led coalition purportedly fighting Daesh, airlifted to a safe sanctuary several commanders of the foreign-sponsored terror outfit from a region in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.

Last August, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that US-led choppers had transported four Daesh members and a civilian from a house used as an arms depot in Beqres, a suburban area east of Dayr al-Zawr, to a safe area.

The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate. 

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of achieving its declared goal of destroying Daesh.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.

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