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Russia’s Lavrov Calls Baghdadi A “Spawn” Of US Policy – Still Awaits DNA Proof Of Death

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

Russia says it is still waiting to see proof of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death. “We have not got any DNA material that would allow to say with 100 percent confidence [that al-Baghdadi was killed],” a top Russian intelligence official told reporters on Friday, according to Middle East media reports.

This also as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Rossiya-24 TV channel the Kremlin “cannot yet confirm many of the things that the US said.” 

And more provocatively, Lavrov added that Washington facilitated the rise of ISIS in the first place. The foreign minister said that Baghdadi “is or was if he is really dead a spawn of the United States,” according to the Russian broadcaster.

“The defense ministry has already commented on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. We want to get more information. It was announced in a very solemn and triumphant manner, but our military are still looking into more information. They cannot yet confirm many of the things that the US said. So, I will leave this situation be,” Lavrov said.

“However, elimination of terrorists, if it did take place after all, since Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported dead many times, is probably a positive step, considering his instrumental role in forming the Islamic State and trying to establish a caliphate,” he added.

The Russian FM futher said that the Islamic State was essentially a creation of US policy, given that “ISIS as such came into existence in the wake of the US illegal invasion of Iraq, the collapse of the Iraqi state and the release of extremists that Americans previously kept in prisons there…” and “That’s why to a certain extent, Americans eliminated someone for whose emergence they themselves were responsible, if this really did take place,” Lavrov explained.

Russia's Lavrov Calls Baghdadi A "Spawn" Of US Policy - Still Awaits DNA Proof Of Death

FM Sergei Lavrov via Moscow Times

Meanwhile the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) says it’s still waiting to be provided with forensic evidence confirming that US special forces did indeed take out Baghdadi. However, it’s unknown if the Pentagon actually has plans to provide such confirmation.

Putin’s ally Assad also expressed doubts this week over the US narrative surrounding the Baghdadi raid, adding that Washington is likely to merely recreate a Bin Laden or Baghdadi type figure “under a different name, as a different individual” to justify regional policies like occupation of Middle East countries.

Early this past week Iranian officials said something similar, claiming Washington had essentially taken out “it’s own creation” — and that ISIS had served US policy, putting pressure on both pro-Assad and Iranian forces, including Hezbollah, as part of an overall regime change strategy.

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Pave Way IV

“…This also as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Rossiya-24 TV channel the Kremlin “cannot yet confirm many of the things that the US said.”…”

I know exactly how he feels!

verner

baghdadi probably having a break somewhere in the caribbean, mexico, shaved and soaped and schampood and brushéd and so on – guess you won’t recognize him if you ran into him and pentagon/cia paying the handsome retirement purse he earned in his work for cia!!

Toronto Tonto

Lavrov and putin should be next

Toronto Tonto

Lavrov may be next when you see and hear him smoking , he was coughing like fuck on Saturday when I saw him.

ruca

Speaking of fucks you useless fuck. Don’t you have graffiti to write in public toilets?

Toronto Tonto

I would rather hold your head in one .

frankly

Gross holding his head in your mouth in a public toilet, how Canadian of you.

Black Waters

Can’t believe the U.S (CIA) propaganda theses days.

goingbrokes

There won’t be DNA evidence provided to the Russians, USA is famous for NOT providing proof when that would actually settle things. But in any case they decided to pull the plug on this one.
The only question remains if a new Daesh, under a new leader, is being planned already? My guess is that it is being planned right now. Iraq is being descended into chaos just before a new Daesh is required – how convenient. Whatever evil scheme is being planned it is going to start in Iraq.

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