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Pentagon Seeks $300 Million in Weapons for 65,000 US-Backed Forces in Syria

Pentagon Seeks $300 Million in Weapons for 65,000 US-Backed Forces in Syria

While US “relief funds” are frozen in Syria, the Pentagon continues to seek massive amounts of funding for its military operations in the country. This includes a request for $300 million in weapons to give to “partner forces” in Syria.

This amounts to enough arms for 65,000 fighters. This is expected to center on the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is to say, almost entirely the Kurdish YPG. The US has been arming the YPG for years now as part of its Syria operations.

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