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CONFIRMED: US backed so-called ‘moderate rebels’ sold American weapons to ISIS

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has stated that this is another clear indication that the illegal US presence in Syria has nothing to do with eradicating terrorism.

As various terrorist forces in Syria, including notorious al-Qaeda factions face total collapse, pockets of ISIS in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor remain the biggest obstacle to the full liberation of Syrian territory.

In many cases foreign fighters and some Syrians who fought with terrorist groups have fled the country with Libya being a prime destination. Others have agreed to participate in government amnesty programs and have consequently laid down their arms. Others yet have atoned for their terrorist activities and pledged their loyal to government led anti-terrorist forces.

Rossiya-24 correspondent Eugeniy Poddubny recently interviewed a man called Asaad As-Salem, a man who was once loyal to a US trained proxy army in southern Syria known as Maghawir al-Thawra. The group was based at the notorious illegal US garrison in At-Tanf. The garrison which previous fired at many Syrian Arab Army and allied convoys has since June of this year, been cut off from the rest of the country by newly established lines of government control, thus making the base largely ineffective and without any tangible purpose.

Asaad As-Salem has disclosed important details on how the US turned a blind eye to fighters it armed and trained openly selling weapons to ISIS. He stated,

“When we learned that our unit’s leader was selling weapons to ISIS terrorists, we reported that to American base command, but following our report no action has been taken, the Americans only ramped up the support to the man who was appointed our commander and who was dealing with ISIS.

And he was selling all sorts of weapons our unit possessed, US-made small arms, M-16 and M-4 rifles, recoilless rifles, various machine guns and ammunition for them”.

He continued,

“There’s no support for the local populace, the Americans are not interested in anything except pursuing their own goals. There’s a refugee camp, Rukhban, for example, located some 20 kilometres from the American military base.

Some of the people residing in the camp are relatives of those militants, collaborating with Americans, while the others are civilians from At-Tanf. There are no suitable living conditions there, children have nowhere to study, there’s no healthcare, the Americans support only those people who they use to pursue their own goals. All in all, I’ll tell you, they behave like invaders”.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has responded to the new information in the following way,

“Certainly those materials need thorough examination by competent organizations, including international organizations. These materials tell us that the American coalition, the so-called coalition, does not what was proclaimed, i.e. not fighting terrorists in the southern Syria, but pursues its own goals.

One of the goals is creation of their own sphere of influence in the country, exhausted in the fight against terrorism. In order to achieve that, according to witness reports, various means are being used, including direct transfer of foreign-made weapons to militants, as it happened at the At-Tanf base in the south of the country”.

Russia had repeatedly condemned US attacks on Syrian and allied forces from the At-Tanf base which have subsequently stopped starting from July of 2017.

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André De Koning
André De Koning
September 1, 2017

Remember the German reporter Jurgen Tótenhofer? He spent some time with ISIS and wrote in Der Spiegel about the selling of these arms to ISIS for some years already (it was also published int he Guardian). Much more of this should finally come out, including Israel’s cooperation with ISIS (they never care about deaths of anybody outside their groupthink mentality).
Good to see it here and how Zakharova speaks of it. Great article!

André De Koning
André De Koning
September 1, 2017

Perhaps good to see what Jurgen Todenhofer wrote in 2015: “Dear friends, according to the US secret service, DIA, the Obama administration has known as early as August 2012 that Al Qaeda /AQI, IS, ISIS) and other extremists were heading the Syrian rebellion. As a result, the “possibility that a Salafist principality in Eastern Syria“ would be established increased. In fact, that’s exactly what the West and its allies wanted in the Gulf region in order to cut off the Syrian regime from the Shiite Iraq and Iran. “Consequently, ISIS could declare an „Islamic State“ through its union with other… Read more »

September 1, 2017

US (Hillary) illegally gave Stingers to the “good rebels” who immediately turned them over to ISIS. They shot down a US Chinook then Obama/ Hillary sent Stevens to get them back….big fail.

Wait until they get Stingers around major world airports!…. remember to thank Obama and Hillary and those NEO’s that love war sooooo much.

Reply to  tjoes
September 2, 2017

They’ll regret carelessly strewing around all those hundreds of TOW anti-tank missile systems too, as it’s inevitable that highly-prized weapons like that will be sold-on to terrorist groups worldwide.

With a laser-guided TOW launcher that can penetrate several inches of steel, long-range assassination of nearly anyone becomes trivially easy – even heavily-armoured limos are vulnerable, as are planes’ cockpits at take-off.

Not MSM Propaganda :)
Not MSM Propaganda :)
September 1, 2017

The U.S. main stream media never reported Obama funding ISIS.

However, I did read about it from other sources.

USA Main stream media are leftist propaganda tools.

Daisy Adler
Daisy Adler
September 2, 2017

“US backed so-called ‘moderate rebels’ sold American weapons to ISIS” Old news ALL the “rebel” mercenary groups in Syria were mainly armed with US-made weapons and ammunition. Flashback September 2013: “The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, promised by the Obama administration. The shipments began streaming into the country, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.” – Ernesto Londoño, Washington Post Here’s a look at the weapons the US was sending to Syrian… Read more »

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