ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By “Pro-Opposition” Sources

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ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By "Pro-Opposition" Sources

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On January 17, several Syrian pro-government sources denied reports that ISIS had captured several villages in southeastern Idlib from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Tiger Forces.

Earlier, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that ISIS fighters captured several “positions” of the SAA and its allies east of Sinjar town in the southeastern Idlib countryside and killed three Syrian soldiers. The ISIS-linked news agency usually use the term “position” to refer to a checkpoint or a fortification on the front line and not villages.

However, Syrian opposition activists and news outlets ignored this fact and exacerbated Amaq report claiming that ISIS captured the villages of al-Juhman, Saraa and Suray’a east of Sinjar town. Some opposition activists went as far as claiming that ISIS captured the town of Sinjar itself.

Amaq later released photos of ISIS fighters attack east of Sinjar town. The photos also confirmed that ISIS fighters only attacked two positions of the Palestinian pro-government militia Liwa al-Quds east of Sinjar.

ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By "Pro-Opposition" Sources

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ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By "Pro-Opposition" Sources

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ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By "Pro-Opposition" Sources

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ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By "Pro-Opposition" Sources

ISIS Advance In Southern Idlib Is Drammatically Exaggerated By "Pro-Opposition" Sources

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Pro-government activists also revealed that the photos are at least two days old and were shot in a remote location east of Sinjar town that’s usually attacked by ISIS.

The opposition claims don’t only reflect the real level of reliability of “pro-opposition” sources, but it can be also considered as an example of the ongoing propaganda war in Syria.

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  • leon mc pilibin

    Israhell is isis

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      These photos look days older and there is too much sunshine in them morning attacks on an HTS position possibly from a week or 2 ago.

  • MeMadMax

    Regardless, the terrorists have lost…

    … They aren’t exactly marching on Damascus at this time, nor they ever will be in the near and far future…

  • Ivanus59

    Saw some fools on YouTube swallowing those reports like crazy. Don’t know if they just are so stupid to believe terrorist sources or they favor terrorists and pretend like they don’t…

    • @Inc2Get

      Lol you are very right bro! The terrorists have lost everything and now they launched a PR campaign to raise the morales of their fighters. Never trust their sources, it’s all lies.

      • Astar Roth

        Every single word Wahabies tells is a lie. Period.

      • You can call me Al

        Remember the Yankers need an excuse to stay.

    • robert wa

      It always amazes me when seeing comments supportive of isis..bizarre! Mind I was a bit gullible of propaganda and it’s claims as a younger man!

      • FlorianGeyer

        We all have been my friend but the inanity of the propaganda from the US Coalition of Terror today is surprising in the days of instant verification on the internet that we did not have in our youth.

  • PZIVJ

    Also reported that ISIS is advancing on Damascus. :DD

    • Solomon Krupacek

      IN damascus!

      • dutchnational

        Palestinian fake refugee camp.

    • john

      I hear that they are advancing on New York. Paris, Berlin, Kentucky, and Las Vegas disguised as penguins . . ..

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        I thought it was with the march of the wooden soldiers or somebody is trying to fool me….

        • BMWA1

          Wooden Soldiers is by Tschaikovsky, so must be for Russians in Syria:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDdhg8CyeUo

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Well Laurel and Hardy are American maybe even CIA so definitely they are marching on Washington.

          • BMWA1

            English actors I thought, but I thought the bogymen might be the moderate Syrian terrorists.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Stan was born in Ulverston,Cumbria and passed away in 1965 in Santa Monica, Oliver(Norvell)Hardy was born in Harlem,Georgia. Funny thing in the movie both caused more destruction between the bogeyman and the wooden soldiers, than if it was just one of them alone.

      • FlorianGeyer

        ISIS are marching on London disguised as Jihadi’s :)

        • Astar Roth

          Bahahahaha!

  • Lupus

    Still SAA and allies need to be carefull. I hope the entire pocket will be cleared soon!

  • VGA

    Did Sinjar fall or not?

    • PizzaPineapple

      No, fake news confirmed by troops on the ground.

      • Ono&Dsz

        Did Sinjar fall or not? : ”There is No fake news” or ”No, this is fake news” ???