The US Special Forces are reportedly came into contact with the terrorist PKK organization. The last meeting between US officers and terrorists held in December 2014. US officers conveying their requests also provided information to terrorists
The US Special Forces are reportedly came into contact with the terrorist PKK organization. The last meeting between US officers and terrorists held in December 2014. US officers conveying their requests also provided information to terrorists.
According to Jesse Rosenfeld, northern Iraq based journalist of US Daily Beast News Site, the US special forces came into contact with representatives of the terrorist PKK organization in Iraq. According to Rosenfeld's news, one of the PKK officials Ageed Kalary said "The Americans tell us what they need and share information but there is no formal agreement," adding that the last direct encounter between US special forces and PKK terrorists was in December.
U.S. Advisers May Be Working With Terrorist-Labeled PKK to Fight ISIS
(Daily Beast) The U.S. relationship is informal amid a tangled roster of Kurdish warriors, but the PKK troops are too good to ignore.
MATARA, Iraq — On the volatile front lines facing the so-called Islamic State outside the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, American military personnel have been coordinating with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), according to a local commander from the left-wing guerrilla group that is still on the U.S. State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations.
Ageed Kalary commands a unit of about 30 PKK fighters positioned some 500 meters from the front. He claims that he has met with U.S. military personnel accompanying commanders from Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government, whose soldiers are known as the Peshmerga, and which has strong, open American support. The last direct encounter, he said, was in December. But the coordination does not have to be face to face.
“The Americans tell us what they need and share information but there is no formal agreement,” he says about the U.S. military’s interaction with a group that earned its “terrorist” label for the tactics it employed in its 29-year armed struggle against Turkish rule.
The PKK’s dug-out fortifications on the flats of the Little Zab River are shared with a Kurdish unit of the Iraqi army and all are in the line of fire for snipers of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS. The winding front is reinforced by a mix of Kurdish Peshmerga units, PKK, Kurds equipped by the Iraqi army and Shia militias, while the U.S. provides logistical support and airstrikes to keep most of northern Iraq’s richest oil region from the clutches of the jihadists.
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