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ʿAyn al‑ʿArab: US Air Force provides YPG with weapons from Iraqi Kurdistan

KURDWATCH, October 28, 2014—On October 20, 2014, US Air Force planes provided fighters for the Democratic Union Party’s (PYD) People’s Defense Units (YPG) in ʿAyn al‑ʿArab (Kobanî) with weapons, ammunition, and medical aid by air. According to the US Central Command, the deliveries originated with agencies in Iraqi Kurdistan. The office of the Iraqi-Kurdish president confirmed the delivery of twenty-four tons of material. Two of the packages air dropped landed in areas controlled by the Islamic State (IS). The US military stated that it has destroyed one of the packages that landed in the wrong place.

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