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Pentagon seeks to invest $550 million for SDF

The Pentagon on Feb. 12 requested $300 million to train and equip the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and wants nearly as much to build a “border security force” with them in Syria

  • WASHINGTON – Anadolu Agency
  • Hurriyet

The military’s budget proposal for 2019 also contains $850 million for train-and-equip activities in Iraq to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Ced 7g“The training, equipment and operations support in this request will consolidate the gains achieved against [ISIL] and prevent its reemergence,” according to the proposal submitted to Congress.

The Pentagon wants $1.4 billion for fiscal year 2019, an…

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