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The U.S. Begins Arming Kurdish Forces In Raqqa

United States is now providing arms to Kurdish forces in Syria, NBC News reports, citing U.S. defense officials.

The move to arm the forces, known as the Y.P.G., was approved earlier this month against opposition from Turkey, which considers the militia a terrorist group. The United States began providing arms & heavy equipment over the previous 24 hours.

What’s Next: The Pentagon says the Kurdish militia will be a key player in efforts to re-take Raqqa, Syria. Providing heavy equipment is intended as a step toward an offensive on the de facto ISIS capital.

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