In a sign of panic, Hammurabi’s Justice News denied that the US-led coalition is withdrawing from its base in the Syrian area of al-Tanaf and the 55km de-escalation zone around it. The pro-opposition blog added that the coalition dropped resupplies near the base on December 22.
“The coalition have dropped resupply near al-Tanaf to insure the commitment of the Revolutionary Commando Army and coalition forces in securing the civilians of 55km de-escalation zone,” Hammurabi’s Justice News said in a short report.
The blog’s report likely was a propaganda stunt to manipulate the reality, as no one had claimed that the U.S. is withdrawing forces right now from the al-Tanaf base. Furthermore, the report hints that the coalition is not planning to withdraw, which contradicts with recent statements by officials in the Pentagon and the Revolutionary Commando Army.
The US-backed group’s own leader, Muhannad Tala, confirmed a day earlier that the coalition informed him that they will withdraw from al-Tanaf soon as a part of U.S. President Donald Trump decision to withdraw all American troops from Syria.
Hammurabi’s Justice News has a track record of spreading propaganda and fake news in order to raise the morale of the Syrian opposition supporters. Last September, the blog claimed that the Russian Military Police arrested all service members of the Syrian Arab Air Defense Forces (SyAADF) responsible for shooting down the Russian IL-20 intelligence plane. A claim which was debunked by several sources later.