Pentagon seeking to provide over $300 million to PYD,PKK - Turkish agency

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According to its 2019 fiscal year budget proposal, the Pentagon is seeking to provide over $300 million worth of weapons and equipments for U.S.-partnered forces in Syria, including the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), state-run Anadolu News Agency reported.


A proposal submitted to the U.S. Congress for approval in February reveals that Pentagon requested for 65,000 members of U.S.-partnered forces in Syria to be armed in its fight against ISIS, the agency claimed, citing the FY 2019 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Request Counter-ISIS (Daesh) Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) report it says it obtained.

Noting that $250 million was also requested for building “border security” in Syria, the agency quotes the Pentagon budget proposal as stating:

"To accomplish U.S. military objectives, partner force generation in Syria will be comprised of local forces that are demographically representative, appropriately vetted, trained, and equipped to ensure a safe and secure environment and capable of countering ISIS [Daesh]," it said in the budget proposal.’’
Accordingly, ‘’the Pentagon would be allocating $162.6 million of the $300 million on weapons, equipment, and vehicles, $8 million on base life support which provides basic humanitarian needs, $28 million on transportation and staging costs, and $101.5 million for operational sustainment,’’ the agency said.

American support for the PYD, the political arm of the People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara has designated as a terrorist group is a continued cause of tension between Turkey and the U.S. Washington maintains that the PYD is a "reliable partner" in its ongoing fight against ISIS.  

The PKK has been fighting a three-decade-long war against the Turkish state.

Turkish pro-government broadcaster A Haber, published the news with the headline, ‘’A scandalous PKK/PYD request from the Pentagon,’’ on Monday.

A Haber noted that under the heading of ‘’allowances,’’ a request for 30 million dollars was made by the Pentagon in the document that asks for 71 million dollars for operational support.

‘’An additional 250 million dollars was set aside for the border security of Iraq and Syria,’’ the broadcaster said.

 



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Pentagon seeking to provide over $300 million to PYD,PKK - Turkish agency

2018/04/pyd-1523948637.jpg
Read: 274     11:21     17 April 2018    

According to its 2019 fiscal year budget proposal, the Pentagon is seeking to provide over $300 million worth of weapons and equipments for U.S.-partnered forces in Syria, including the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), state-run Anadolu News Agency reported.


A proposal submitted to the U.S. Congress for approval in February reveals that Pentagon requested for 65,000 members of U.S.-partnered forces in Syria to be armed in its fight against ISIS, the agency claimed, citing the FY 2019 Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Request Counter-ISIS (Daesh) Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) report it says it obtained.

Noting that $250 million was also requested for building “border security” in Syria, the agency quotes the Pentagon budget proposal as stating:

"To accomplish U.S. military objectives, partner force generation in Syria will be comprised of local forces that are demographically representative, appropriately vetted, trained, and equipped to ensure a safe and secure environment and capable of countering ISIS [Daesh]," it said in the budget proposal.’’
Accordingly, ‘’the Pentagon would be allocating $162.6 million of the $300 million on weapons, equipment, and vehicles, $8 million on base life support which provides basic humanitarian needs, $28 million on transportation and staging costs, and $101.5 million for operational sustainment,’’ the agency said.

American support for the PYD, the political arm of the People's Protection Units (YPG), which Ankara has designated as a terrorist group is a continued cause of tension between Turkey and the U.S. Washington maintains that the PYD is a "reliable partner" in its ongoing fight against ISIS.  

The PKK has been fighting a three-decade-long war against the Turkish state.

Turkish pro-government broadcaster A Haber, published the news with the headline, ‘’A scandalous PKK/PYD request from the Pentagon,’’ on Monday.

A Haber noted that under the heading of ‘’allowances,’’ a request for 30 million dollars was made by the Pentagon in the document that asks for 71 million dollars for operational support.

‘’An additional 250 million dollars was set aside for the border security of Iraq and Syria,’’ the broadcaster said.

 



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