U.S. weapons will soon flow to Kurds as they isolate ISIS fighters in Raqqa

Military Times: Kurdish factions within the Syrian Democratic Forces will soon be getting U.S. arms for their battle with the Islamic State in Syria, according to officials in Baghdad.

Despite strenuous objections from Turkish officials, the Trump administration on Monday granted the Defense Department authority to arm the People’s Protection Units or YPG, which defense officials believe is the fighting force most capable of defeating ISIS in the Syrian city of Raqqa, it's self-proclaimed capital.

“Some of the equipment is already in theater” said Col. John L. Dorrian, a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve. “And some may have already begun to be dispersed.”

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