U.S. forces use refugees living in the Rukban camp in southeast Syria as a human shield, the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
“Rukban refugees are de facto hostages, effectively a ‘human shield’ for the US base. Think about it, other than by Americans such ‘protection’ barriers are used in Syria only by those who they came here to fight, the terrorists,” Major General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on Friday.
Konashenkov added that 60,000 women and children who fled Raqqa and Deir Ezzor currently live in the camp. The spokesman also blamed the United States for preventing humanitarian aid to the area from Syria, Jordan and the United Nations.
The Russian general added that the US base protected by the “human shield” has turned into a “black hole” on the Syrian-Jordanian border from which ISIS mobile groups conduct raids against Syrian government forces.
“The Pentagon’s representatives have repeatedly stated that instructors from the US, the UK and Norway staying there under the cover of tactical aviation and multiple-launch rocket systems are training New Syrian Army militants. However, in actual fact, al-Tanf has turned into a 100-kilometer ‘black hole’ on the Syrian-Jordanian state border. Instead of the New Syrian Army, mobile ISIL [ISIS] groups, like a jack in the box, carry out sabotage and terrorist attacks against Syrian troops and civilians from there,” Konashenkov said.
The spokesman said that the illegal establishment of the base there was publicly justified “by the need to conduct operations against ISIL [ISIS].” However, no information have been received about any US-led operations against ISIS during the six months of the base existence.
Earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry said that 300 ISIS members that had seized the city of Al-Qaryatayn deep inside the government-held area came from the Rukban area.
I said that on RT and got censored. I did say quite a few though..
Presuming there are distinct locations .
I am led to believe that RT outsources its chat room moderation to an Israeli company.
RT uses Spot.IM for their comment section and therefore, outsourced it. This service is notorious in censorship. You can’t write more than a few lines and have to be very careful not to use the words they don’t like (there’s no guideline, you have to find these words yourself by trial and error), you can’t write any Hebrew word too (I couldn’t). There are a lot of limitations. Anyways, it’s a good idea to copy your comment before posting, and if it disappeared, change a few words and try again.
The positive aspect is that you are forced to be innovative! Like these made-up words: Yoos, Jevv, I$r-ahel, z1oni$t.
The only sensible solution would to move the refugees to a safe area and offer them housing, food and other necessities of life. Doing that the US will be exposed.
They tried … US in al-Tanf … blocked Syrian, UN and Jordanian humanitarian convoys from reaching the trapped people …
Time for Russia to deploy the Iskander missiles to Syria. Russia doesn’t even need to threaten the illegal US occupation force in Syria’s al-Tanf with destruction if it remains there. The US will immediately take the message. The US has every interest to keep ISIS alive and kicking in Syria even by masquerading their proxies SDF and FSA as ISIS, because fighting the terror group is their excuse to justify their illegal invasion and occupation of Syrian sovereign land. On the other hand Russia has every legal right to be in Syria because it has been officially invited by the sole legitimate and democratically elected Syrian government and president and has every right to destroy any foreign illegal invasion force threatening Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. So bring them on Russia. DEPLOY ISKANDER NOW.
Well said mate, it is the Truth! But who knows if Russia wants to go that deep?!
illegitimate isis=yankees=sdf will be losing soon once their diabolical plans go weary
Do not be so confidence. You will never know what evil is capable to do.
Truth always triumphs in the end
Well-said, Zainab! I say AMEN to that!
I see Russia has reached its tolerance limits with US and now accuses them openly.no more diplomatic words and courtesy
this is nothing. russia has no evidences. otherwise we could see videos, etc.
If you look for evidence you would find it. If you pretend it is not there even though you know it is, than nothing will be good enough for you to admit. A few days ago we have seen satellite images of US SF base in the middle of ISIS occupied territory.
A few days ago we have seen satellite images of US SF base in the middle of ISIS occupied territory.
i saw silar in deir ez zor. for years
boy, that satellite was no vidence. such photos you can take about specnaz in syria.
HERE would be evidence such image about iusis fighters near an tanf. and be sure, russians would show, if had. but they have no proof.
As an American i’ll tell you first hand, my govt’ has supported IS & Al-Nusra many times before. I wish it wasn’t true. Really makes me sad to think about. Im going to try to paste a document here. (It’s a bit older but it is always worth having around) http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Pg.-291-Pgs.-287-293-JW-v-DOD-and-State-14-812-DOD-Release-2015-04-10-final-version11.pdf
they used them. not support. big difference.
If we do not want to see something, there is not evidence whatever that will allow to see that thing. We just will ignore the evidences and will say that there is not evidence,
Do you really think the yankees are in Syria to fight ISIS?
I think they’re keeping the proof to themselves for now. Look how many times Russia is accusing them and the world media is 100% silent about it. Then the US will say ONE thing about Russia and the whole world will be fed propaganda 24/7.
That’s when they should release proof of US collaboration with ISIS, because that will nail the coffin even more when it comes to trust in the US and the western media apparatus.
Because the world is run by the diabolical Hollywoodized-CIA and its malicious media outlets.
last time they released photos of us sof occupying isis fortification and enjoying the sun, in ‘hostile’ area. only a handfull of channels or even sites seemed to care about that,…….but when the ‘Syrian observatory’ makes an announcement about civilians killed by Russian airforce….the media goes crazy even on Mars.
Russia is right! The dark actions of the satanic, pro-ISIS, rogue state known as the U$A should be brought into the light.
Let the hammer fall, give them hell, they have begged for it, and now time have come to show it to them, pity, it will end this way, the stupidity of the regions people, playing games beyond this capacity, ruined by lies and propaganda, and it all from within. Now Arabs, is your chance, the hand is there, do you have what it takes to shake it.
Forget the bonkers Yankees, the paradigm is shifting, and old times are going down the drain.
No, Russia, chop heads, no mercy.
OK, just send them few kalibr missiles, and that is. Please, do it now.
This is the sort of information that will run against MS M narrative in the build up to the inevitable war against SDF. And more people who know this information will be fighting with the truth on M S M comment streams. M S M will push their narrative, if there was counter information available online that supports the US it would be found outside of M S M. and it never is. supporting russia in this conflict with online statements will have the NSA looking at the source of your information.
Funny how even the NSA and many others save this data in their files , means they can be hacked at any time and data dumps made. Doesn’t look good as they will dig themselves a hole that will bring a civil war, and why they are trying to disarm people in the US. They are doing everything to limit an armed and informed population. Which is the real reason why those nations are never invaded , because the people will rise up did this in Nazi Germany taking away guns as they did in other countries at the time.
Why is southfront so slow?!