RT-US to send heavier weapons to Syrian Kurds despite Turkey’s objection
The Department of Defense has confirmed delivery of heavier weapons to US-allied Kurdish fighters, for the upcoming ‘long and difficult’ battle to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State. The Pentagon has also offered protection to its NATO ally, Turkey. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Danish Defense Minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen in Copenhagen to discuss strategies to defeating the Islamic State. He said the US is working with allies, including Turkey, to secure and stabilise Raqqa once Islamic State militants have been ousted.