Coalition: Military equipment to be given to SDF quickly
Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman Col. John Dorrian stated that some of the equipment in the resources that are going to be provided for SDF will be dispersed very quickly.
Asked “How you started the process of arming the Syrian Kurds and providing additional weapons to the SDF” in today's press briefing, the U.S.-led anti-ISIS Coalition’s Spokesman, Col. John Dorrian stated that: “Some of the equipment in the resources that are going to be provided are already in the terrain and some of these may have begun being dispersed very quickly.”
The White House authorized Pentagon to arm the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces as the fighting force that will eventually go in to Raqqa under ISIS occupation since 2014.
"The Syrian Democratic Forces, partnered with enabling support from U.S. and coalition forces, are the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future," Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said in a statement.
To ease the reactions voiced by Turkey in response to the decision, the US officials expresed that these weapons will be used only against ISIS.