Around 400 terrorists trained by US as 'border guards' are to establish what they call 'The North Army' in Syria.
The so-called "border guards", trained by the U.S. through the Pentagon and the CIA, have formed what they call "The North Army", said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.
According to the sources, this new structure is to be composed mainly of the terrorist PKK/PYD, which is accused of having invaded Syrian territory on the pretext of fighting Daesh.
Turkey has repeatedly said it would not tolerate such terror organizations to form a corridor in northern Syria along Turkey’s borders.
The latest news comes after the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander Gen. Joseph Votel announced on Dec. 22, 2017 that they would establish border forces in Syria, which he said would help prevent resurgence of Daesh.
Also previously, the U.S. said they would continue to support the PKK/PYD in Syria's eastern Deir ez-Zor province, home to some of the country's most productive oilfields.
A group of around 400 terrorists were reportedly trained near eastern Aleppo's Tishrin Dam on the Euphrates River and in southern Hasakah province.
They were provided with both theoretical and technical information as well as military training and high-tech equipment.
These trainings are seen as the last step of creating a regular army from the terror groups, the so-called "The North Army".
The army is expected to be deployed first in Kobani, or Ayn al-Arab, Tel Abyad, Ras al-Ayn, and al-Malikiyah -- all in Aleppo province and near Turkish border.
Despite Turkey’s objections, the U.S. has continuously provided the PKK/PYD terror groups with arms, calling it an ally in the fight against Daesh, but ignoring its internationally recognized status as a terrorist group.
The PKK/PYD is currently occupying more than a fourth of Syrian territory. The expansion strategy of the organization has grown as it advanced its area of dominance, starting from the Iraqi border in eastern Syria, then west through the Turkish borderline.
Turkey warned the U.S. of the goals of the organization, however, the U.S. government says the developments are only linked to the fight against Daesh.