US-led Coalition Bombed ISIS Convoy Heading From Qalamoun To Deir Ezzor Province Under Deal With Lebanon – Reports

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US-led Coalition Bombed ISIS Convoy Heading From Qalamoun To Deir Ezzor Province Under Deal With Lebanon - Reports

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Few moments ago, the US-led coalition air power bombed  an ISIS convoy moving from the Qalamoun area to the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor under the deal with Lebanese security forces, according to local sources.

No confirmed reports about the possible casualties are available.

About 300 ISIS members and 300-500 civilians withdrew from the Qalamoun area at the Syrian-Lebanese area after the deal had been reached with the support of Hezbollah.

Earlier today, the US-led coalition threatened to bomb the convoy.

UPDATE: The US-led coalition’s statement on the issue:

US-led Coalition Bombed ISIS Convoy Heading From Qalamoun To Deir Ezzor Province Under Deal With Lebanon - Reports

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  • Dod Grile

    As they say down at ole Langley “dead CIA cannibals tell no tales.” If ever a place needed to be turned into a smoldering hole in the ground….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0796159f3651a77e422542e72ad2ac7c7e3c71b6ed915b2189e295da2cde726.jpg

  • US wants to make sure no more of its proxies get ideas of deals with the enemy.
    Doubtful they did too much damage anyway.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The USAF is adept at murdering civilians though,including the coach drivers :)
      I wonder what route the coaches were taking ? Was Israel involved ?

  • Trustin Judeau

    They didnt bomb it ffs . “To prevent the convoy from moving further east, we cratered the road and destroyed a small bridge,” Colonel Ryan Dillon told @AFP

    • batavian01

      It is not your business Mr. Dillon. Let the SAA take care of this scum when it gets to Deir ez-Zor. You, the USA are responsible for these terrorists being in Syria in the first place.

      • Bru

        well said.

    • heydad

      Wow go figure. The coalition is very effective in destroying critical infrastructure of Syria just as SAA is on verge of reclaiming it. Effectiveness to destroying terrorist isn’t always as gracefully guided.

      • Daniel

        Exactly, as when SAA was getting the upper hand in Deir Ezzor city the US bombed them and killed more than 100 SAA soldiers plus bombed the bridges for crossing the river to the other side. Never listen to the words of the US but look at their actions.

    • VGA

      But in the next sentence they admit striking individual vehicles and fighters…

  • χρηστος

    trying to teach a lesson to fellow soldiers…surrender is not an option.if you make deals with assad we will kill you all.stand up and fight. thats why we are paying you.

    • Turbofan

      Now that makes more sense

    • Nick

      Bravo. Now I’m sure they are more afraid of you than of the Russian Air-Force or the pYssed-off Syrian Army :-) .. Everybody’s trembling there …

      And how will you kill them all… if they surrender and are under the protection of FORCES stronger than themselves? :-))
      Plus that they won’t stand and look at you how you kill them.
      Just another “message” of this kind… and ASSAD’s Syrian Army gets overnight a few thousand “volunteers” extra , plus their weapons and ammo …. “all inclusive” in return to an amnesty .. ;-)
      You PAID them already? Good, they’ll have some pocket-money for their POW-caps ;-)

      • χρηστος

        they were paid from the beggining of the conflict…..they are mercaneries from all of the islam sewers. you didnt understand the irony in my post i believe…..

  • Rob

    America bombing Syrian bridges, roads and other infrastructure. Who has given permission to America to enter Syria and to do this, Syrian government or UN security council?

    Till this time no terrorist gang have established an internationally recognised government in Syria, whether they are HTS terrorists, ISIS, FSA, or PKK. Therefore, they cannot invite America or others.

    Second why America can accept invitation of Syrian terrorist gangs?
    HTS, ISIS and FSA have been involved in killing of defenceless Syrian civilians by torturing and head chopping etc.

    America have breached every single resolution of UN security council.
    UN security council have failed to control America, UK and Israel.

    • LexRex Mann

      That’s because the US and “Israel” control the UN– not the other way around

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Funny thing neither really pay their dues or pay for UN peacekeeping duties dues, they expect others to pay for it.

    • Gavin Allen

      Let me guess… SDF is “PKK” right?

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Winner ! Winner ! Chicken Dinner! PKK is PYD same party Ocalan’s son runs it.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      unfortunately, the syrian government gave permission for bombing of isis some years ago.

      • Bru

        Only to Russia, never to the US-Israel-NATO, all acts of the latter are acts of wars against Syria (which would not longer exist had Russia not started defending this country)

        • Solomon Krupacek

          error! they gave. check it in web.

  • Turbofan

    Notice how the Al Qaeda convoys from the same area were not prevented from reaching their destination

    • Dustil schmit

      Alqaeda went to illbid.

  • Turbofan

    So the US bombs the road and bridge..creates chaos and in the ensuing chaos they extract their mercenaries..

  • Vidura

    wot ? I cant compute why they would do that ?? but but conspiracy ? tin foil hats ? wot???

    • LexRex Mann

      Then don’t comment here if that is all you have to say. Using that effete expression “tinfoil hats” just shows stupidity and mental laziness

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        He secretly supports terrorism and the expert that wears a tinfoil hat given to him by Langley to prevent good sense and logic penetrating it.

  • Gavin Allen

    Good. Every single ISIS in that convoy must be killed without the slightest mercy.

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      There are about 500 civilians in that convoy sounds like you crave the killing of civilians nothing different than the US officers who get more awards for killing civilians in Syria.

      • Dustil schmit

        ISIS families or ISIS supporting non combatants.

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          about 300-500 are civilians and the only reason they were allowed to go was they would be worried about their families in Idlib since Turkey has a planned invasion of the region on the agenda , they are not seeing good and faithful things from the US.

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    The reason is obvious as to why they bombed this convoy , they don’t have the manpower to deal with extra fighters in that region. This is why the US is a total farce in warfare , they allowed thousands to escape to Raqqa and Aleppo before that. They can’t fight unless they have numerical superiority and can control the outcome of the battle. The US is needed ISIS to be in the region at the time and when it is no longer convenient they want them nowhere near. Why they feared that the FSA and HTS groups would be sent towards them to deal with and objected to anywhere but Idlib.

  • Helen4Yemen

    https://i0.wp.com/worldpeace365.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/greater-israel-52.png

    THE ODED YINON PLAN ON HOW TO BREAK UP THE ARAB COUNTRIES

    Please do a find on “Shi’ite or Sunni” on this post. The essence of the document is how to break up the Arab armies and countries so that the Jews now in Palestine will never have to face having to go back home like the French, the British, the Italians or the Crusaders. The document was written in 1982

    1- The Arab world is too fractured to pose a threat to the Jews in Palestine
    The Arab Moslem world, therefore, is not the major strategic problem which we shall face in the Eighties, despite the fact that it carries the main threat against Israel, due to its growing military might. This world, with its ethnic minorities, its factions and internal crises, which is astonishingly self-destructive, as we can see in Lebanon, in non-Arab Iran and now also in Syria, is unable to deal successfully with its fundamental problems and does not therefore constitute a real threat against the State of Israel in the long run, but only in the short run where its immediate military power has great import. In the long run, this world will be unable to exist within its present framework in the areas around us without having to go through genuine revolutionary changes.

    2- The Arab world is made up of ethnic groups hostile to one another
    The Moslem Arab World is built like a temporary house of cards put together by foreigners (France and Britain in the Nineteen Twenties), without the wishes and desires of the inhabitants having been taken into account. It was arbitrarily divided into 19 states, all made of combinations of minorities and ethnic groups which are hostile to one another, so that every Arab Moslem state nowadays faces ethnic social destruction from within, and in some a civil war is already raging.

    3- Algeria, Morocco,Tunisia are made up of Arabs and non-Arab Berbers
    Apart from Egypt, all the Maghreb states are made up of a mixture of Arabs and non-Arab Berbers. In Algeria there is already a civil war raging in the Kabile mountains between the two nations in the country. Morocco and Algeria are at war with each other over Spanish Sahara, in addition to the internal struggle in each of them. Militant Islam endangers the integrity of Tunisia and Qaddafi organizes wars which are destructive from the Arab point of view, from a country which is sparsely populated and which cannot become a powerful nation. That is why he has been attempting unifications in the past with states that are more genuine, like Egypt and Syria.

    4- Sudan is made up of four groups hostile to one another
    Sudan, the most torn apart state in the Arab Moslem world today is built upon four groups hostile to each other, an Arab Moslem Sunni minority which rules over a majority of non-Arab Africans, Pagans, and Christians.

    5- Egypt: Christian minority may want a state of their own
    In Egypt there is a Sunni Moslem majority facing a large minority of Christians which is dominant in upper Egypt: some 7 million of them, so that even Sadat, in his speech on May 8, expressed the fear that they will want a state of their own, something like a “second” Christian Lebanon in Egypt.

    6- Syria: Shia minority ruling over majority Sunni
    Syria is fundamentally no different from Lebanon except in the strong military regime which rules it. But the real civil war taking place nowadays between the Sunni majority and the Shi’ite Alawi ruling minority (a mere 12% of the population) testifies to the severity of the domestic trouble.

    7- Iraq: Sunni minority ruling over Shia majority – Kurdish minority will make it easy to break it up
    Iraq is, once again, no different in essence from its neighbors, although its majority is Shi’ite and the ruling minority Sunni. Sixty-five percent of the population has no say in politics, in which an elite of 20 percent holds the power. In addition there is a large Kurdish minority in the north, and if it weren’t for the strength of the ruling regime, the army and the oil revenues, Iraq’s future state would be no different than that of Lebanon in the past or of Syria today. The seeds of inner conflict and civil war are apparent today already, especially after the rise of Khomeini to power in Iran, a leader whom the Shi’ites in Iraq view as their natural leader.

    8- Bahrain, UAE, Oman: Sunni minority rules over Shia majority, Kuwait: 75% foreign, Saudi Arabia: 50% foreign
    All the Gulf principalities and Saudi Arabia are built upon a delicate house of sand in which there is only oil. In Kuwait, the Kuwaitis constitute only a quarter of the population. In Bahrain, the Shi’ites are the majority but are deprived of power. In the UAE, Shi’ites are once again the majority but the Sunnis are in power. The same is true of Oman and North Yemen. Even in the Marxist South Yemen there is a sizable Shi’ite minority. In Saudi Arabia half the population is foreign, Egyptian and Yemenite, but a Saudi minority holds power.

    9- Jordan: Palestinian majority ruled by Bedouin minority
    Jordan is in reality Palestinian, ruled by a Trans-Jordanian Bedouin minority, but most of the army and certainly the bureaucracy is now Palestinian. As a matter of fact Amman is as Palestinian as Nablus.

    10- Syrian army is Sunni, commander Shia; Iraqi army is Shia ruled by Sunni
    All of these countries have powerful armies, relatively speaking. But there is a problem there too. The Syrian army today is mostly Sunni with an Alawi officer corps, the Iraqi army Shi’ite with Sunni commanders. This has great significance in the long run, and that is why it will not be possible to retain the loyalty of the army for a long time except where it comes to the only common denominator: The hostility towards Israel, and today even that is insufficient.

    11- Iran is composed of Sunni, Shia Alawis, Sunni Kurds, it faces Ethnic and religious tension,
    Half of Iran’s population is comprised of a Persian speaking group and the other half of an ethnically Turkish group. Turkey’s population comprises a Turkish Sunni Moslem majority, some 50%, and two large minorities, 12 million Shi’ite Alawis and 6 million Sunni Kurds.

    12- Afghanistan: 33% Shia, 67% Sunni
    In Afghanistan there are 5 million Shi’ites who constitute one third of the population.

    13- Pakistan: 15 million Shia (1982 figures)
    In Sunni Pakistan there are 15 million Shi’ites who endanger the existence of that state.

    14- The Muslim world made up of ethnic minorities is like a house of cards
    This national ethnic minority picture extending from Morocco to India and from Somalia to Turkey points to the absence of stability and a rapid degeneration in the entire region. When this picture is added to the economic one, we see how the entire region is built like a house of cards, unable to withstand its severe problems.

    15- Jews should have given Jordan to Palestinians and removed them from Palestine
    We could have saved ourselves all the bitter and dangerous conflict since then if we had given Jordan to the Palestinians who live west of the Jordan river. By doing that we would have neutralized the Palestinian problem which we nowadays face, and to which we have found solutions that are really no solutions at all, such as territorial compromise or autonomy which amount, in fact, to the same thing. Today, we suddenly face immense opportunities for transforming the situation thoroughly and this we must do in the coming decade, otherwise we shall not survive as a state.

    16- Jews should never have lost the Sinai peninsula
    The loss of the Suez Canal oil fields, of the immense potential of the oil, gas and other natural resources in the Sinai peninsula which is geomorphologically identical to the rich oil-producing countries in the region, will result in an energy drain in the near future and will destroy our domestic economy: one quarter of our present GNP as well as one third of the budget is used for the purchase of oil. The search for raw materials in the Negev and on the coast will not, in the near future, serve to alter that state of affairs. (Regaining) the Sinai peninsula with its present and potential resources is therefore a political priority which is obstructed by the Camp David and the peace agreements. The fault for that lies of course with the present Israeli government and the governments which paved the road to the policy of territorial compromise, the Alignment governments since 1967.

    17- Hoping for Egypt to give Israel the excuse to start a war and take back Sinai.
    Israel has two major routes through which to realize this purpose, one direct and the other indirect. The direct option is the less realistic one because of the nature of the regime and government in Israel as well as the wisdom of Sadat who obtained our withdrawal from Sinai, which was, next to the war of 1973, his major achievement since he took power. Israel will not unilaterally break the treaty, neither today, nor in 1982, unless it is very hard pressed economically and politically and Egypt provides Israel with the excuse to take the Sinai back into our hands for the fourth time in our short history. What is left therefore, is the indirect option. The economic situation in Egypt, the nature of the regime and its pan-Arab policy, will bring about a situation after April 1982 in which Israel will be forced to act directly or indirectly in order to regain control over Sinai as a strategic, economic and energy reserve for the long run. Egypt does not constitute a military strategic problem due to its internal conflicts and it could be driven back to the post 1967 war situation in no more than one day.

    18- How to break up Egypt
    Breaking Egypt down territorially into distinct geographical regions is the political aim of Israel in the Nineteen Eighties on its Western front. Egypt is divided and torn apart into many foci of authority. If Egypt falls apart, countries like Libya, Sudan or even the more distant states will not continue to exist in their present form and will join the downfall and dissolution of Egypt. The vision of a Christian Coptic State in Upper Egypt alongside a number of weak states with very localized power and without a centralized government as to date, is the key to a historical development which was only set back by the peace agreement but which seems inevitable in the long run.

    19- Break up Lebanon into five provinces
    Lebanon’s total dissolution into five provinces serves as a precendent for the entire Arab world including Egypt, Syria, Iraq and the Arabian peninsula and is already following that track.

    20- How to break up Syria and Iraq into ethnic and religious components
    The dissolution of Syria and Iraq later on into ethnically or religiously unqiue areas such as in Lebanon, is Israel’s primary target on the Eastern front in the long run, while the dissolution of the military power of those states serves as the primary short term target. Syria will fall apart, in accordance with its ethnic and religious structure, into several states such as in present day Lebanon, so that there will be a Shi’ite Alawi state along its coast, a Sunni state in the Aleppo area, another Sunni state in Damascus hostile to its northern neighbor, and the Druzes who will set up a state, maybe even in our Golan, and certainly in the Hauran and in northern Jordan. This state of affairs will be the guarantee for peace and security in the area in the long run, and that aim is already within our reach today.

    21- How to break up Iraq along ethnic/religious lines
    Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel. An Iraqi-Iranian war will tear Iraq apart and cause its downfall at home even before it is able to organize a struggle on a wide front against us. Every kind of inter-Arab confrontation will assist us in the short run and will shorten the way to the more important aim of breaking up Iraq into denominations as in Syria and in Lebanon. In Iraq, a division into provinces along ethnic/religious lines as in Syria during Ottoman times is possible. So, three (or more) states will exist around the three major cities: Basra, Baghdad and Mosul, and Shi’ite areas in the south will separate from the Sunni and Kurdish north. It is possible that the present Iranian-Iraqi confrontation will deepen this polarization.

    22- How to break up Saudi Arabia
    The entire Arabian peninsula is a natural candidate for dissolution due to internal and external pressures, and the matter is inevitable especially in Saudi Arabia. Regardless of whether its economic might based on oil remains intact or whether it is diminished in the long run, the internal rifts and breakdowns are a clear and natural development in light of the present political structure.

    23- Transfer power in Jordan from the King to Palestinians
    Jordan constitutes an immediate strategic target in the short run but not in the long run, for it does not constitute a real threat in the long run after its dissolution, the termination of the lengthy rule of King Hussein and the transfer of power to the Palestinians in the short run. There is no chance that Jordan will continue to exist in its present structure for a long time, and Israel’s policy, both in war and in peace, ought to be directed at the liquidation of Jordan under the present regime and the transfer of power to the Palestinian majority.

    24- Change the regime in Jordan and expel Palestinians from Palestine to Jordan
    Changing the regime east of the river will also cause the termination of the problem of the territories densely populated with Arabs west of the Jordan. Whether in war or under conditions of peace, emigration from the territories and economic demographic freeze in them, are the guarantees for the coming change on both banks of the river, and we ought to be active in order to accelerate this process in the nearest future.

    25- Jews must remove all Palestinians and send them to Jordan
    The autonomy plan ought also to be rejected, as well as any compromise or division of the territories for, given the plans of the PLO and those of the Israeli Arabs themselves, the Shefa’amr plan of September 1980, it is not possible to go on living in this country in the present situation without separating the two nations, the Arabs to Jordan and the Jews to the areas west of the river.

    26- Palestinians must understand that Jews must rule over all Palestine-and they need to move to Jordan
    Genuine coexistence and peace will reign over the land only when the Arabs understand that without Jewish rule between the Jordan and the sea they will have neither existence nor security. A nation of their own and security will be theirs only in Jordan.

    27- Palestinians consider all of Palestine stolen irrespective of 1948 or 1967 and Jews consider all of Palestine theirs – even beyond Jordan River
    Within Israel the distinction between the areas of ’67 and the territories beyond them, those of ’48, has always been meaningless for Arabs and nowadays no longer has any significance for us. The problem should be seen in its entirety without any divisions as of ’67. It should be clear, under any future political situation or military constellation, that the solution of the problem of the indigenous Arabs will come only when they recognize the existence of Israel in secure borders up to the Jordan river and beyond it, as our existential need in this difficult epoch, the nuclear epoch which we shall soon enter.

    28- The West Bank must be populated with Jews or else Jews will be defeated like crusaders.
    Dispersal of the population is therefore a domestic strategic aim of the highest order; otherwise, we shall cease to exist within any borders. Judea, Samaria and the Galilee are our sole guarantee for national existence, and if we do not become the majority in the mountain areas, we shall not rule in the country and we shall be like the Crusaders, who lost this country which was not theirs anyhow, and in which they were foreigners to begin with. Rebalancing the country demographically, strategically and economically is the highest and most central aim today. Taking hold of the mountain watershed from Beersheba to the Upper Galilee is the national aim generated by the major strategic consideration which is settling the mountainous part of the country that is empty of Jews today.

    29- No force can remove the Jews from Palestine
    Our existence in this country itself is certain, and there is no force that could remove us from here either forcefully or by treachery (Sadat’s method). Despite the difficulties of the mistaken “peace” policy and the problem of the Israeli Arabs and those of the territories, we can effectively deal with these problems in the foreseeable future.

  • Helen4Yemen
  • Helen4Yemen

    http://i.imgur.com/zQeYQPq.png

    The Iraq war and ‘Greater Israel’

    Here is from Ari Shavit – Haaretz – March 4, 2003 ”

    “In the course of the past year, a new belief has
    emerged in the town: the belief in war against
    Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a
    small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost
    all of them JEWISH, almost all of them intellectuals
    people who are mutual friends and cultivate one
    another and are convinced that political ideas are
    a major driving force of history a partial list:

    Richard Perle,
    Paul Wolfowitz,
    Douglas Feith,
    William Kristol,
    Eliot Abrams,
    Charles Krauthammer”

    Here is the longer list:
    Alan Dershowtiz
    Bill Kristol
    Charles Krauthammer
    Daniel Pipes
    David Frum
    David Wurmser
    Donald Kagan
    Douglas Feith
    Dov Zakheim
    Eliot Abrams
    Eliot Cohen
    Frederick Kagan
    Henry Kissenger
    Irving Kristol
    James Schlesinger
    John Podhoretz
    Joshua Bolten
    Marc Grossman
    Michael Ledeen
    Norman Podhoretz
    Paul Wolfowitz
    Richard Perle
    Robert Kagan
    Scooter Libby
    Stephen Bryen
    William Kristol

    • dutchnational

      Let us guess : you have read the “scrolls of Zion”and believe they are real.

      • Helen4Yemen

        http://i.imgur.com/yqobT6h.png

        I am Middle Eastern and when I look at the white man that goes by “Ashkenazi” , I am looking at an alien the same way the Kenyans looked
        at the British. Can you tell me WTF this white man is doing on Arab land?

        • Solomon Krupacek

          and if i look at pictures and see, how many people have white skin/red hair/blue eyes in syria and between kurds …
          hm, hm, hm …

      • TecumsehUnfaced

        I’ve read the Oded Yinon Plan and believe that’s real. Do you?

      • Helen4Yemen

        http://i.imgur.com/1oQNhDR.png

        STOP the “diaspora” nonsense unless you are going to tell me that the Israelite became white people upon arrival in Europe and black people upon arrival in Africa. Is that the silly fiction you would like to peddle?

      • Helen4Yemen

        The current Elders speak in the same tone as the old Elders, no?

        The Iraq war and ‘Greater Israel’

        Here is from Ari Shavit – Haaretz – March 4, 2003 ”

        “In the course of the past year, a new belief has
        emerged in the town: the belief in war against
        Iraq. That ardent faith was disseminated by a
        small group of 25 or 30 neoconservatives, almost
        all of them JEWISH, almost all of them intellectuals
        people who are mutual friends and cultivate one
        another and are convinced that political ideas are
        a major driving force of history a partial list:

        Richard Perle,
        Paul Wolfowitz,
        Douglas Feith,
        William Kristol,
        Eliot Abrams,
        Charles Krauthammer”

        Here is the longer list:
        Alan Dershowtiz
        Bill Kristol
        Charles Krauthammer
        Daniel Pipes
        David Frum
        David Wurmser
        Donald Kagan
        Douglas Feith
        Dov Zakheim
        Eliot Abrams
        Eliot Cohen
        Frederick Kagan
        Henry Kissenger
        Irving Kristol
        James Schlesinger
        John Podhoretz
        Joshua Bolten
        Marc Grossman
        Michael Ledeen
        Norman Podhoretz
        Paul Wolfowitz
        Richard Perle
        Robert Kagan
        Scooter Libby
        Stephen Bryen
        William Kristol

  • Pave Way IV

    First of all, these are Syrian Red Crescent buses, part of the International Red Crescent/Red Cross association. If the SAA bombed or otherwise interfered with humanitarian organization buses, the US State Department would be screeching like pissed-off chimpanzees about ‘crimes against humanity’.

    Second of all, the US and cronies have been pretty obvious about steering ISIS to places that benefit long-term US interests, either by holding land/resources the US can subsequently ‘liberate’ with its proxy forces, or by steering them to places that maximize the damage to the SAA and increase the suffering of Syrian civilians. The US/SDF was happy to leave an ISIS escape corridor open from Raqqa to Deir EzZor to let thousands of head-choppers and their families relocate to kill SAA in Deir EzZor. The RuAF was the only one bombing those armed ISIS convoys, not the US.

    Last of all, the US has always had a particular obsession with al Bukamal – it has always been a main crossing point for various head-chopper groups in and out of Syria. The US DISCOURAGED Iraq from moving up the Euphrates and cleaning up their side of the crossing (al Qaim) around the time of the Mosul campaign. The US discouraged the Iraqi government from giving the PMUs permission to cross into Syria to relieve al Bukamal and Deir EzZor. The current convoy of ISIS on green buses is headed specifically to al Bukamal, that’s why the US is pissed off. The US is frantic to control al Bukamal and the SDF has no chance of getting there anytime soon except with a small force. If ISIS (basically, Saudi/UAE mercs plus a few fanatics) in Deir EzZor falls, then the SAA will head down to al Bukamal and ruin US plans to control it. The US/Saudis/UAE covertly controls al Bukamal now with all its paid al Qaeda and ISIS stooges. The last thing they want to see is several hundred ISIS fanatics NOT on their payroll show up in al Bukamal. If the SAA had announced instead that ISIS were being bused to Deir EzZor city for some reason (they wouldn’t), the US would have escorted them all the way across Syria.

    • John

      Exactly!

  • wimroffel

    The US remembers their deal with ISIS in Raqqa and how the Russians bombed the fleeing terrorists then.

    • Bru

      The US have no right to be illegally in Syria nor to make whatever deal not approved by Syria, so their deal is another of their countless provocative acts of war against Syria.

  • John

    Okay, it´s horse manure, the Coalition statement so let´s have some fun. Who wants to bet that this little sideshow blows up in some Occidental faces? DoD, Coalition, Whomever, sometimes if it is too stupid, just don´t say anything. You get by with bombing hospitals and say next to nothing most of the time about that stuff. You guyz should have done the same that here. This could be a real stink bomb for you all.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    USA wants to silence the ISIS to avoid the secret leaks.

  • Bru

    “In accordance with the law….” what an arrogance, according to the law they have no right to be illegally present in Syria or fly illegally over it…. hopeless hypocrisy…

  • gustavo

    Wheer is the evidence about this ? I do nto see it anywhere.

    • Richard Noel Hedditch

      It is fiction.