Friday, May 27, 2016

Info on Tap

The U.S. troops were “wearing the insignia of a terrorist organization, which is responsible for the last two terrorist attacks in Ankara.

The U.S. government also designates the PKK as a terrorist organization but says it regards the YPG as a separate group. The U.S. military has given significant assistance to the YPG to aid its advances against the Islamic State, including the dispatch of 300 Special Operations troops who are now aiding the Raqqa offensive.

In the meantime, however, the Pentagon has forged ahead with a different alliance, with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which is seen as a rival or worse by many Arab rebel groups.