Chris Maier, the director of the working group on the fight against the jihadists at the Department of Defense said: “We continue to provide very tailored arms and vehicles to the SDF for use against IS,” stressing that they are very transparent about what supplies are provided, France 24 reported.
“We’re very transparent about what those supplies are,” Maier said.
“We provide monthly to Turkey a report of what those arms and vehicles are.”
The US-led coalition against IS has relied on the SDF, an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, to root out and prevent a resurgence of IS.
Maier, who calls the buffer area a “security mechanism,” said five joint helicopter flights by the US and Turkish militaries had already been conducted and the project’s first joint ground patrol took place September 8.