A crew of the RT TV channel filmed US troops embedded with fighters of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mostly consisting of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), in the area of the Tabqa dam in the province of Raqqah. US troops were spotted “just miles away” from the frontline.
RT’s Lizzie Phelan also reported Marines at the northern entrance of the Tabqa dam controlled by the SDF. SDF members refused to comment the issue on camera and ordered journalists to stop filming US servicemen.
— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) March 30, 2017
Thus, RT was able to take a look at the real situation in the Raqqah countryside hidden by the fog of the US military censorship.
As SF forecasted earlier this year, the Pentagon deployed additional troops to Syria in order to provide a direct combat and military assistance to the advance on Raqqah launched by US-backed forces.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon’s official line continued supporting Obama-style claims that US troops had not deployed close to the frontline.