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.
— Kurdistan24 English (@K24English) May 11, 2017
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
— Rojava News (@Rojava_News_) May 10, 2017
— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) May 10, 2017
While the images and video above are definitely fake, we believe these others are real. Could these vehicles be destined for Kurds?