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US providing light arms to Kurd-led coalition in Syria, officials confirm

Tensions mount in fight against Isis as Kurdish officials tied to YPG – which Turkey sees as a terrorist group – say they have been promised weapons US officials have confirmed they are supplying arms to a Kurd-led coalition in Syria, angering Turkey and jeopardising a precarious common front in the war against Islamic State extremists. The officials say that the US is supplying only light weapons and they are going to the Arab contingent of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
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