The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that the U.S. is establishing a new armed group named the "New Syrian Army," which consists of Daesh terrorists.
According to reports by Turkish media outlets on Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry released a statement saying that the U.S. is training militants, including Daesh members, to fight against regime forces in a refugee camp in Al-Hasakah, Syria.
The statement said that 750 terrorists, including from Daesh and the Nusra Front, were brought to the refugee camp in Al-Hasakah in the last six months from Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor, Abu Kamal and places east of the Euphrates River to be trained by U.S. Special Forces.
It is also reported that the core of the new group consists of 400 Daesh terrorists that were expelled from Raqqa in October and claimed that the armed group is preparing to fight against Syrian regime forces in southern Syria.
Meanwhile, the U.S. continues to provide the PKK's Syrian wing, the Democratic Union Party (PYD), with weapons in Afrin despite President Donald Trump's remarks, saying that they will no longer send any weapons to the terrorist organization.
The Pentagon has made three deliveries in the last 20 days. So far, the U.S. has provided terrorists with over 70 TOW-type antitank ballistic missiles. During Operation Euphrates Shield, both the PKK and Daesh used the weapons were heavily against the Turkish military.
PKK terrorists were taught how to use TOW missiles in U.S. camps located in seven different spots in Syria, and the terrorists are coming back to Afrin after receiving a "TOW certificate."
The PYD is the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, a terrorist group recognized by the U.S., the EU, Turkey and many other countries.
The U.S. sees the PYD and its armed wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG), as an ally in the fight against Daesh.
Launched on Aug. 24 last year, Operation Euphrates Shield was initially meant to clear the border of the threat of terrorism from Daesh and the YPG.
Regarding the operation, Ankara had said that it was an act of defense since its cities and towns were under constant attack from both Daesh and the YPG.
By successfully achieving its aim, Turkey managed to force the YPG to withdraw east of the Euphrates River, while completely cleaning northern Syria of Daesh.
According to the Yeni Şafak newspaper, U.S. applies different methods to justify its weapon deliveries to the PYD since the region is now Daesh-free.
In videos shot by the PKK's Afrin branch, the terrorists claim that they took the TOW missiles from trucking rigs that were going from Idlib to the Euphrates region. However, the connection between the Idlib and Azaz, Mare and al-Bab regions, which are still under the control of the Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA), can only be provided by crossing into the Turkish side of the border. Thus, it has been reported that the PKK has been lying to prevent Turkey from reacting against the U.S. due its weapon deliveries.
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