UPDATE [14.11.2017, 13:03]: All photos from the statement were fake (MORE DETAILS HERE). The Russian military deleted all of them from its social media accounts.
On November 14, the Russian Defense Ministry released a new statement and photo-report accusing the US-led coalition of cooperating with ISIS.
According to the statement, the operation against ISIS in the Syrian border city of al-Bukamal allowed to get facts of a direct cooperation between the US-led coalition and ISIS. The ministry leleased November 9 photos showing large columns of ISIS moving from al-Bukamal along the border with Iraq, on the eastern bank of Euphrates.
Russian forces requested two times the US-led coalition to coordinate efforts against these ISIS columns in order to destroy them. However, US forces rejected the requests. Furthermore, the US coalition also refused to carry out airstrikes on the terroirsts saying that they are going to surrender to them. The US was not able to clarify why then ISIS uses the US area of responsibility to re-group and carry out attacks against Syrian forces.
Furthermore, warplanes of the coalition were hindering efforts of the Russian Aerosapce Forces aimed at bombing these columns.
The Russian ministry added that this showed that the Syrian advance on al-Bukamal undermined the US plan to seize this area and to occupy it. According to this plan, local ISIS members were set to join the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and to wave SDF flags.
The ministry concluded saying that the US defends ISIS in order to keep it as a tool to promote own interests in the region.
Photos released by the Russian Defense Ministry:
The US would newer do such thing.
It serves their interests.
Who created, trained and armed (incl. with Sting manpads ) the Taleban?
It always does.
2 hrs later turns out to be fake..
just two pictures, lol, SDF and US did negotiate with isis about handing over some oil fields and some other places near them.
Like how ISIS handed over maaydin city to SAA?
They left the city in order to make their stand in Abu Kamal, this is different, US got many horses in Syria.
They left the oil field to make last stand in abo bokhumal as well.
no, they just have put on different clothing, that of sdf
Keep dreaming the american dream.
I’m not surprised. Should just drop some air deployed mines along the highway leading to their areas. Russia should just become more assertive as they develop some more evidence against them.
Preventing what? Russia has the legal permission to fly over Syrian air space, the US does not. The US is illegally in Syria. Russia should assert its legitimate right by force if need be because it has international law backing it. I absolutely do not accept this excuse to hand over al-Bukanal to the US/ISIS terror coalition.
So what we have here is a Russian post placed in US media amidst a raging anti-Russia hysteria which has now forced RT to register as a foreign agent, Russian media sources to be blacklisted in US social media, the same social media which has bowed to the anti-Russia (anti-intelligent-thinking) crowd. So as the witch hunts go on in the US looking for Russians under every bed, which is more plausible; that Russia (which has been responsible from delivering most of Syria from Isis) posted faked photos on their defense release report or that US skunks hacked into their accounts posting known faked images in order to discredit the Russians and provide cover for their support of terrorists in Syria? My bet is on the skunks did it!
Both russia and bbc and zios are involved in fake news and propaganda efforts this is great to show how SF is neutral. But this not the first time sf reports bad news on iran russia iraq or even assad / saa! Truly neutral site! In your face youtube and wikipedia this is real reporting and journalism!
PLaytime is over for the US, Putin should take descisive mesures on them !
The RuAF should just blast these columns “to Kingdom Come” regardless of what the US says or what lies it consistently issues. Everyone but a total Space Cadet knows the CIA & MOSSAD = ISIS and their affiliates. Hence, the US is, by dint of its own Proxy Army involvement, also the enemy. QED.
Russian social media accounts ! American social media accounts , Twitter and Facebook ? Photos were deleted , what about the statement . Surely Russia does not stoop to asking the US if it can bomb an ISIS column just because it is on the east side of the river . Russia would alert the US that they were about to bomb ISIS , possibly , but not ask permission .
The proof straight from the horse’s mouth. ISIS terrorists and improvised armoured vehicle with SDF flag. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8113fbfc7c0bf5a30e644d6290e63abdbcef3623b70a39313bd1fa2fdd9e499c.jpg
There were a couple of bad photos, which the Russians are now investigating. However this does not make the report of US/ISIS collusion in Al Bukamal untrue. In fact quite the reverse, since this is the US modus operandi, and it would be unusual if they were not doing this in Al Bukamal since they have done this in Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and Al Mayadin among other places.