ISIS Terrorists Operating From US-held Area Captured To Aid Convoys For Syrian Civilians

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ISIS Terrorists Operating From US-held Area Captured To Aid Convoys For Syrian Civilians

US-led coalition troops and US-backed militants are at Syria’s At Tanf

ISIS militants have seized two convoys with medicines and food for Syrian civilians, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on October 11.

The terrorists were operatingfrom the US-controlled areas.

Konashenkov said that about 300 ISIS members in pickups raided the Damascus-Deir Ezzor highway from the US-held area of At Tanf in southeastern Syria.

ISIS Terrorists Operating From US-held Area Captured To Aid Convoys For Syrian Civilians

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The question how about 300 ISIL[ISIS] militants using pick-up trucks who tried to block the strategically important Damascus-Deir ez-Zor [Deir Ezzor] highway, through which supplies for Syrian troops are brought and humanitarian aid for the population is delivered, penetrated into the US-controlled area in al-Tanf remains unanswered,” the general said. “We offer the American side to clarify another instance of turning a blind eye to the activities of militants operating under their very noses. It is purely for military ethics reasons that we do not publish the latest photos of the US base in al-Tanf with an abundance of pick-up trucks with heavy machine guns and recoiless guns that are not typical of the US army.”

Konashenkov added that “about 600 militants stationed at the Rukban refugee camp in the US-controlled At Tanf area have departed westward in an orderly manner in off-road vehicles” from October 2 to October 3. The convoy covered about 300 km and passed through the former Tafas border checkpoint on the Syrian-Jordanian border to the southern de-escalation zone in Syria’s Daraa province.

“In another ‘strange’ coincidence, almost simultaneously with them, two convoys with medicines and food for local population entered this de-escalation zone,” Konashenkov added.

The convoys carrying out 90 tonnes of aid entered Hajmi and Khel.  The general added that the aid was seized by militants arrived from At-Tanf. The villages of Hajmi and Khel are controlled by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), according to Konashenkov.

“Considering such serious manpower reinforcements with US benevolence and the creation of the stock of medicines with food supplies, one should not be an expert to forecast an attempt to disrupt the peace agreement now in the southern de-escalation zone as well. We are warning that all the responsibility for the peace process sabotage will be borne by the US side,” he said.

On October 6, the Russian Defense Ministry said that US forces turned the At Tanf area into a black hole used by ISIS terrorists for raids against government forces.

The Russian state-run media outlet Sputniknews also took a comment from Director of the North America Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry Georgiy Borisenko on the situation in Syria.

Of course, we have a lot of questions about what the Americans are doing in Syria. Unlike the Russian forces, they are there in violation of international law,” Borisenko told Sputniknews. “They even establish certain zones, for example, in the al-Tanf area, where they refuse to allow the forces of the legitimate government. In fact, this is reminiscent of an attempt to divide the country, split Syria in order to create governing bodies controlled by the United States and its allies in [its] certain part.

He added that Russia “on the basis of available objective data, draws attention to the fact that in fact, the Americans and the opposition units oriented toward them are actually not fighting Daesh[ISIS] militants.”

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  • Zainab Ali

    the yankee led coalition are letting their funded terrorists steal from the syrians – these satanists are really the most despicable to the core

  • Manie

    At some point something has to give…I grow tired of all the talk…

    • Kennethllindsy

      With Russia elections now only 5 months away, ISIS & the Rebels only have to pull back and avoid major defeats while waiting for Russia to withdraw.
      Putin wants to declare “Victory” and leave the Dez Region before Russia loses more soldiers.

  • Bob

    The Russian’s are slowly revealing the US’ duplicity, and delegitimizing the US’ ‘anti-ISIS’ public cover story, under which the US’ forces and proxies are primarily and illegally waging war against the Syrian state.

  • Derapage

    After this news I definitely recommend the sale of S-400 to Saudi Barbaria.
    I said it with a hint of irony…

    • John Marks

      Correction: Sadist Barbaria.

  • dutchnational

    US cooperating with IS and all other islamists is beyond stupid.

    While I doubt the report on IS operating out of any US protection, I condemn them if they do.

    If they are FSA units and not islamists, one cannot blame them for fighting SAA as that is what FSA does, fighting Assad ansd SAA, like SAA is fighting FSA.

    Problem is most of the FSA is islamist too nowadays. US should not cooperate with those parts of FSA.

    They should better have a focus on SDF, as the only real secular and at the least partly democratic and multi-ethnic force.

    • Brother Ma

      Fsa has always been islamist.they are turcomans and are the ones that shot down russian helicopter all those years ago.

    • Jonathan Cohen

      And SDF defends ABORTION RIGHTS! Like Russia but UNLIKE SAA! Therefore Russia should and will join the US in backing SDF after ISIS is defeated, unless the US keeps pulling this ISIS crap!

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      What ever you want to call them FSA/Al Qaeda/ISIS they are all the same foreign trash backed by the US/Coalition and if they want them to be ISIS then they are ISIS. These groups no matter how you slice them are all terrorists and Colonial imperial backed foreign usurpers. The SDF unfortunately are extremely sectarian an want to force their fake history on everyone as a false propagandist like you do, if anyone ever researched them one would find they tell more lies than the US and Israelis do.

  • Kennethllindsy

    Just more evidence of how thinly spread the SAA/Russo/Iranian force is in the region that it is constantly being surprised and defeated by the Rebels & Isis.
    US has all but abandoned the Tanf outpost, so it’s absurd for Russia to blame the US every time Russia fails.

    • Ronald

      US should withdraw from Al Tanaf crossing , ISIS seems to be using the presence of Americans as a shield . Absurd is the American presence , for no stated reason .

      • Kennethllindsy

        It won’t matter at all if USA left Tanf. ISIS has been attacking Rutbah on the Iraqi side every month.

        The raiding tradition in the tribal regions goes back millenia:
        3,600 Years ago Raiders were attacking Abraham & Lot according to the Bible.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      That’s why it is like Uncle Moes and Bubba Lou’s Trucks and Technicals new vehicle Lot, see a lot of brand new Hiluxes there mounted with guns, please explain?

    • John Whitehot

      thinly spread. that’s genial.

  • Wahid Algiers

    How could it be that a convoi of this worth is not enough guarded? Who
    observes the terrorists in the al-Tanf area? Are there no ways in the
    inner circle of regained areas to use for convois? *irony off*

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They came through Daara by passing through Jordan and intercepted the convoys on the road then captured SAA vehicles which they used to confused many, as they had them out front to get into checkpoint areas.

      • Wahid Algiers

        Ah, ok. These incidents could happen. Sad that the terrorists get what they needed. But in the whole sight the SAA/allies are an a very good move.

  • John Whitehot

    I imagine the puzzled looks on US officials faces when Konashenkov talked about military ethics.

    They must still be wondering what the heck that means.

    • Jonathan Cohen

      I think it means that ISIS could use the photos to help target mortar attacks, So Russia won’t publish them.

      • John Whitehot

        wonder what’s wrong with Cohens humor these days.

  • Kennethllindsy

    The reality that the SAA/Russo/Iranian Forces are learning is that the Sunni Tribal Regions are very difficult to control with hundreds of thousands of square miles of desert and competing tribal interests.

    In Gulf War 2, the US never really controlled Anbar Province despite having 178,000 troops in Iraq.
    During the so called “Surge,” the US bribed the Arab Tribes with over $30 billion.

    The same bad math applies to the 7,000 to 10,000 SAA/Russo/Iranian forces trying to capture & hold the Middle EuphratesRiver Valley Region of Syria.

    • Robert Duran

      Here is the difference idiot.The US was an invading force.Foreigners on Iraqui soil.The would never allow invaders a day of peace.The “SAA/Russo/Iranian forces” you speak about are mostly Syrian and will eventually be only Syrian.They will stabilize Syria.All that is needed is for the west and GCC states to stop siphoning foreign terrorist into the Syria

      • Kennethllindsy

        Perhaps you have not been following the war very long or in any detail. Even the Russian MOD has stated that only about 20,000 native Syrians are capable of combat. The Russians /Iranians/Afghans & Palestinians now make up about 60% of the SAA Allied fighting forces.
        There are still local militia units of native Syrians allied with SAA; but of dubious worth.
        Last year, facing a manpower shortage, Syria began conscripting teenagers and grandfathers.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          Please stop regurgitating CNN propaganda you are showing that you can’t research things for yourself so you are what they like a media viral Zombie with no intelligence.

  • Joe Doe

    If Russia have such information, what SAA and Russia will do to protect Southern flak? Just cheap talk or take some action

    • Kennethllindsy

      Even before the civil war, Assad control of the region was only nominal not actual.
      Borders to the Sunni Tribes are just in lines on maps; not real borders.

      • Robert Duran

        its so tiring to read CNN propaganda being repeated here..

  • Brother Ma

    Russia said that it would kill any terrorists coming out of us controlled regions.why has it not done that? Start bombing them! Or …..do the russians see us commandos embedded in amongst them or worse forming the bulk of these terrorists.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      You win a prize and that is exactly what they are finding US and Israeli embedded commandos in them. The US was mad at them killing their embeds in Idlib and many died and they will be more in the future.

      • Brother Ma

        Terra cotta, are you saying russians have killed us commandos undercover dressed as isis types already? Are they non muslim american commandos on official duty or muslim us commandos on official duty? Are you sure they are not just us born muslim background jihadis who have gone there as civilian idiots and never were us commandos ever?

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          They are part of the NATO coalition and anyone that is in that line of work has made a choice. They never do anything for their country they are not altruistic , they do it for guess what “Kicks” there are a lot of adrenaline junkies out there. Some are Jewish,Christian ,Muslim backgrounds but seems as they are not the religious types as you see how most people are today. Countries Special forces guys are no longer considered part of the army and have no Identifying ranks etc. they are in what is called no man’s land.

          Those who chose this lifestyle have to have no morals or ethics to them it’s part of the job requirement. If you have those then you chose the wrong military field.

    • John Whitehot

      even if Russia killed 10 thousands US and IDF commandos you would never know.

      The only thing you’d know is that ISIS lost.

  • Len Zegelink

    bomb that us scum .please .thanks russia