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Syria anti-ISIS forces say Trump administration supplied armoured cars

HASAKEH (AFP) - A coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Syria has received US armoured vehicles for the first time and a promise of new American support, a coalition spokesman said on Tuesday (Jan 31). “American armoured vehicles have arrived for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for the first time. This happened after the new US administration came to power,” spokesman Talal Sello told AFP. He said the decision to supply the vehicles was taken by President Donald Trump’s administration, rather than in a simple continuation of US support under former president Barack Obama. “Before we used to receive light weapons, ammunition... with these armoured vehicles we’ve entered a new phase in the (US) support. It’s a sign,” Mr Sello added. “We have had meetings with representatives of the new administration, and they promised us extra support.” The SDF...

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