Here are the arms involved in an upcoming US weapons transfer for the Kurds

Published October 6th, 2015 - 09:31 GMT
A Washington Post report out last week indicated the US plans a direct weapons transfer to Kurdish forces. (AFP/File)
A Washington Post report out last week indicated the US plans a direct weapons transfer to Kurdish forces. (AFP/File)

Reports emerged this week indicating the US will soon be directly arming Kurdish forces near the Turkish border. 

Kurdish militia People's Protection Unit (YPG) are in the midst of planning a large offensive against Daesh (ISIS) militants near their de facto capital city of Raqqa, in eastern Syria. This comes amid  reports last week confirming President Barack Obama's approval of a weapons shipment to Kurdish and Arab forces fighting on the ground. 

Released this week is a list of the weapons that will soon be on their way to the groups near the Turkish border, reportedly carried there from Iraq. 

Following the latest blunder in the US's $500 million train and equip program for vetted Syrian rebels, some speculate this new weapons transfer could be the way Washington's choosing to address Moscow's new strikes in Syria. 

Here's the chart below. Via Reddit. 


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