As tensions rise between Russia and the United States over the latter’s consistent support for terrorists inside Syria and increased support for Kurdish militias in the North, Russia is now exposing the U.S. support for Daesh and the level to which the U.S. is using Kurdish fighters as proxy forces against both Syria and Russia. Russia is also exposing the American cooperation with Daesh to that end.
Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry accused U.S. intelligence agencies of engaging in a sabotage attempt against the Syrian military and Russian initiative to retake Deir ez-Zour by initiating, encouraging, and directing an offensive in northwestern Syria by jihadist forces against the Syrian military. The Russian MOD claims that the point of the offensive was to draw attention and focus away from the SAA operations in Deir ez-Zour.
The Ministry stated that 29 Russian military policemen were surrounded by jihadists, forcing the military to break them out via Special Ops backed by air power.
“According to our information, U.S. intelligence services initiated the offensive to halt the successful advance of government troops to the east of Deir al-Zor,” said Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi.
In addition, the Defense ministry asserted that the U.S., via its SDF terrorist proxies, attempted to sabotage the SAA crossing of the Euphrates.
The MOD stated that, just as the Syrian military began crossing the river, the waters immediately began rising, suggesting that this could only have happened if the dams upstream which were being held by the SDF had been opened.
Likewise, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, pointed out the cooperation between the SDF and Daesh. As Press TV reported,
Konashenkov said Russia suspects the SDF is colluding with Daesh in Dayr al-Zawr rather than fighting it, citing the transfer of Takfiri elements from Raqqah to join forces against the advancing Syrian troops.
“SDF militants work to the same objectives as Daesh terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between Daesh and the ‘third force,’ the SDF,” he said.
It is thus relevant to point out that the United States is providing heavy assistance to the forces working with Daesh, making the U.S., at best, an indirect accomplice with Daesh.
Obviously, the liberation of Deir ez-Zour presents a major obstacle for the U.S. and the anti-Syria coalition in terms of its goals to break the Syrian government and establish a Kurdistan in the north and a Wahhabistan in the east. The complete liberation of Deir ez-Zour will likely result in the end of ISIS in Syria in a matter of weeks. After that, attention will turn to America’s “moderate” terrorists and Kurdish fanatics. In the meantime, it appears that the U.S. is using whatever means available to it with the exception of unlimited direct military conflict with the Syrian and Russian militaries.