After the announcement on May 9 that the US will supply arms and equipment to Kurdish fighters in Syria, images and video purporting to be of deliveries for the YPG and YPJ have surfaced. None that we have found are real. We’re collecting them here.
Plane in Erbil on May 11 is actually in Colorado. In 2014.
Kurdistan 24, a news outlet based in Erbil, Iraq, posted then deleted the tweet below which claims to contain footage from Erbil, Iraq.
The video is from Colorado in January, 2014. We can’t find the source file on the US military’s media website dvidshub.net, but this version appears on YouTube.
Pictures of Spanish mortars in Qamishli on May 10 are from 2016 or earlier
According to reports first shipment of heavy weapons were delivered by the #Trump administration for the #YPG in Qamishlo.@Liveuamap pic.twitter.com/t6EbiS444d
— Rojava News (@Rojava_News_) May 10, 2017
Today's #US shipment to #YPG was consist of 25 trucks packed with heavy military equipments. At least 6 Howitzers were included – Exclusive
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) May 10, 2017
The images shared are of an EIMOS mortar system, but they’re from 2016 or earlier.
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While the images and video above are definitely fake, we believe these others are real. Could these vehicles be destined for Kurds?