US will stop supplying weapons to Syrian Democratic Forces: Pentagon

TOPSHOT - Rojda Felat, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander, waves her group's flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqa on October 17, 2017. US-backed forces said they had taken full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that the US will stop the transfer of weapons to Kurdish forces from the “Forces of Democratic Syria”, since this support is no longer necessary.

According to James Mattis, this is because the coalition stops offensive operations.

“SDF are armed, and as the coalition stops offensive operations, it is obvious that more is not needed. We need security, we need police forces from among local units. It will be people who guarantee that IGIL will not return,” Mattis told reporters.

At the same time, he noted that the United States would stop equipping the Syrian Kurdish detachments, acting in accordance with the decrees of the president.

As it was reported, on Friday, telephone conversations between US President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan took place.

It is known that during the conversation the American leader promised to stop the supply of arms to the Syrian Kurds.