US Coalition Attacks ISIS Convoy, Accuses Syria And Russia Of "Terror Transfer"

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In a surprise move that few analysts expected, the US led anti-ISIS coalition operating in Iraq and Syria has bombed parts of the ISIS convoy previously given safe passage out of Lebanon as part of a controversial deal brokered early this week with the Lebanese Army and its allies. Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillan had previously warned that, “We will take action where necessary; those would be absolutely lucrative targets.” And it now appears the US coalition followed through by attacking the vehicles as they traveled across Syria to the Islamic State stronghold of Deir Ezzor.

The initial warning was issued in reaction to the controversial deal that followed ISIS' defeat in northeast Lebanon. Since July the Lebanese Army, Hezbollah, and the Syrian Army have attempted to root out ISIS from positions in the western Qalamun area of Syria and the Jurud Arsal border region of Lebanon. The fierce campaign has had some degree of assistance from US special forces, acting in an advisory capacity for Lebanon's military.

The territory was fully liberated Monday (August 28), but only after Lebanon struck a deal with the about 300 remaining ISIS fighters and their families which would allow them to lay down their weapons and exit through Syria in a convoy of buses (though reportedly allowed to carry light weapons such as rifles). Though ISIS was clearly defeated, the deal allowed for the turnover of the bodies of 9 deceased Lebanese soldiers previously kidnapped in 2014.


A shocking Reuters photo: ISIS fighters were given safe passage on August 28 out
of Lebanon through Syria on charter buses. Image source: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

But the United States harshly criticized the deal soon after its announcement. Coalition spokesman Col. Dillon said further: "We are not party to this agreement between Lebanon, Hezbollah and ISIS." He specifically targeted Syria's role in facilitating the ISIS convoy's exit: "Their claim of fighting terrorism rings hollow when they allow known terrorists to transit territory under their control. ISIS is a global threat, and relocating terrorists from one place to another is not a lasting solution.”

Hezbollah's Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah first outlined the deal in a victory speech Monday night, which he indicated involved the transportation of 26 wounded and 308 ISIS fighters, along with 331 civilian family members via buses and ambulances to Syria's eastern province. Nasrallah also declared the operation to be a complete military victory, adding that August 28th would be remembered as Lebanon's "Second Liberation Day".

But Lebanon's ceasefire agreement immediately sparked controversy in the region, especially in Iraq, whose leaders see the deal as intentionally allowing more terrorists to settle at its own border. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi lashed out at the brokers of the deal:

The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, faulted Syria for relocating the Islamic State fighters to its eastern frontier, which is the border with Iraq.

 

“We fight the terrorists in Iraq,” he said in a speech on Tuesday. “We do not send them to Syria — we kill them in Iraq.”

 

Mr. Abadi called on the Syrian government to investigate the decision to relocate the Islamic State fighters.

On Wednesday the US-led coalition confirmed the strike on the group of ISIS fighters which left the Lebanese border region. Though it's unclear where exactly the strike took place, multiple reports described the convoy being stranded in the middle of Syria after air strikes destroyed the road they traveled on, while also targeting multiple vehicles which were racing to join the convoy.


ISIS members while en route to Deir Ezzor province as part of the controversial
deal. Image source: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

An official coalition press release aggressively called out Russia and the Syrian government. "Russian and pro-regime counter-ISIS words ring hollow when they cut deals with and allow terrorists to transit territory under their control," the statement said. The statement also confirmed air strikes on individual ISIS vehicles and that "the Coalition cratered the road heading east between Hamaymah and Abul Kamal to prevent the further transport of ISIS fighters to the border area of our Iraqi partners...".

And yet the US has itself routinely cut deals with ISIS and facilitated the movement of its convoys on a much larger scale, which has served to increase the terror threat. One astute observer of the Syrian war compiled a summary which proves the US coalition's statement to be hypocritical and false:

This is ridiculous. Over and over the U.S. gave ISIS all chances to grow and to escape destruction. It itself made similar cease fire and retreat deals with the Takfiris.

 

The ISIS core was groomed in a U.S. prison in Buqqa, Iraq. It later came from Iraq into SyriaObama as well as then Secretary of State Kerry are on the record saying that they intentionally let ISIS grow to oust the Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki and the Syrian President Assad. The U.S. let ISIS flee from Fallujah and protested when the Iraqi government bombed the escaping ISIS convoys. In the assault on ISIS held Mosul the U.S. military held open a corridor towards Syria to let ISIS fighters escape. When the Kurdish U.S. proxy attacked Raqqa the front towards Palmyra was left open to let ISIS flee. Russia protested. Recently 1,800 out of 2,000 ISIS fighters fled from Tal Afar towards Syria before the Iraqi army assaulted the city. This is why it could take the city in just 10 days. U.S. action was designed to enable ISIS to take Deir Ezzor and only a heroic defense by Syrian troops prevented that.

 

Moreover in August 2016 the U.S. military itself made a deal with ISIS in Manbij, Syria, and gave free passage to retreating ISIS fighters.

Meanwhile in the northern Syrian city of Manbij US troops reportedly came under fire by Turkish-backed FSA groups. The coalition confirmed that, "Our forces did receive fire and return fire and then moved to a secure location." The Americans returned fire and no casualties were reported. 

CNN, which first reported the exchange, included the following awkward admission in their coverage of the incident:

Many of these Turkey-supported forces originated as part of the opposition to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and they have also clashed with the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in a struggle for influence in the region.

This is possibly the first known incident of FSA "moderates" which were politically backed and funded by the United States firing directly on US forces in Syria. Though many commentators have been quick to chalk this up to the "complexity" of the Syrian battlefield, it is yet more confirmation of those of us who warned early on that training and funding so-called "moderates" in Syria would in fact quickly result in expanding the ranks of terrorists who would undoubtedly soon turn their guns on their American benefactors.

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Normalcy Bias's picture

Eliminating evidence, perhaps?

Cheka_Mate's picture

I knew those buses unloading in Hamburg looked familiar ;)

Pinto Currency's picture

Smells like Trump is playing a no compromise game with ISIS.

Hope so.

If so, Israel is shitting its pants.

The Obama partner in terror game with Israel is over with Israel getting the blow-back.

Honey-Badger's picture

While I don't think Trump has any control here I still think the term 'You're Fired' is wildly appropriate

Pinto Currency's picture

Rothschild agent Soros raising hell in America with his NGOs.
Perhaps trump is helping them understand that their pet project Israel is at risk for this.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

 

Coalition spokesman Col. Ryan Dillan: "Their claim of fighting terrorism rings hollow when they allow known terrorists to transit territory under their control. ISIS is a global threat, and relocating terrorists from one place to another is not a lasting solution."

US airlifts ISIS fighters to safety in eastern Syria
http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/08/us-airlifts-isis-fighters-to-safety-in....

US airlifts ISIS fighters to safety for the second time in a week
http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/08/us-airlifts-isis-fighters-to-safety-for...

Lying is the main basis of the policy of the Pindos everywhere and always.

sincerely_yours's picture

Can't expect any less when America is slave to Zionist IsraHell policies of grooming terrorists. http://goo.gl/l6d22d

HowdyDoody's picture

My guess is the US doesn't want a load of off-message takfiris mingling with their carefully orchestrated 'carefully vetted moderate rebels' they have in place around al Bukamal close to the Euphrates at the Syria/Iraq border. They could start fighting each other rather than the SAA as is happening in Idlib, the previous trash dumping ground.

Actually it is rather a good piss-take by the Russians/Syrians. The US likes to pretend there is a difference between its ISIS mercenaries and its CVMR mercenaries. The Syrians etc know otherwise.The US has to kill its own forces to attempt to preserve its current lie.

Furthermore, a while back, the other set of US merenaries, the Kurds/SDF allowed a load of ISIS fighters to leave Raqqa but only on condition they went to Deir Ezzor. So it is just another day of US hypocracy.

 

giovanni_f's picture

whenever I read or hear the words "coalition" or "allied" I replace these in my mind with LAST, shorthand for "Lawless Angloimperialist State Terrorists".

 

Freddie's picture

The U$$A Inc and CI$$A do this all the time.  When their terrorist lackeys are no longer needed, they are sacrificed. 

They do that with other lackeys who get set up.  See Lee Harvey Oswald and probably Timothy McVeigh.  Two not very bright bulbs who probably thought they were getting great secret agent jobs and end up being patsies.

Their is a great video on youtube about McVeigh and OKC where some guy is working on a tank and a reporter asks him who he is or something.  The soldier tried to hide and pretend he is someone else.  It was McVeigh.   Poor .oswald had no clue what was going on the day JFK was shot. 

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veritas semper vinces's picture

Here is a good explanation.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/

This is done to slow down the  Syrian army which is winning the war too fast now. Cleaning the border between Syria/Lebanon(done mostly by Syria and Hezbollah ,to the great discomfort of Israel) will free up Syrian troops and the relocation of the terrorists to the desert will make it easier to kill them.

The Pentagon does not want the Syrians to reach deir ezzor,they are hoping that their kurdish fighters will do it,and so can carve up that part of Syria. They are delusional,but,then again,when was the time when they were not?

Freddie's picture

I think part of the Syrian genocide was to suck Hezbollah in to weaken them because a certain country is terrified of them.

The illegal genocide has really hurt the poor Syria and the Syrian people.  There should be a real war crimes tribunal over Syria but there will never be one.

This horrible grueling war has probably made the Syrian military and Hezbollah better fighters.  The coordination with Russia and also Iran probably means no one in their right mind will try to start a war with Iran.

All wars are bankster$$ war$.  Mass murder for profit,

JohninMK's picture

Barging in here late I want to make this point for future readers.

THE HEADLINE AND PART OF THE ARTICLE IS WRONG.

Using the Engish language normally, the convoy was NOT attacked and as far as I can tell has not been attacked since the article. The road ahead and a bridge were bombed to make further progress by standard road coaches impossible. Also some ISIS in the area, not part of the convoy, were attacked.

One gets the view that this happened because the Coalition, i.e. the US, was not consulted. The Coalition seemingly not having made much attempts previously in hitting similar, but not as organised, groups before particularily in Iraq but also last August in Syria when ISIS were allowed to leave Manbij rather than fight US proxy the SDF. Also the Iraqis have not complained when 'their ISIS' fled over the border into Syria.

The crazy thing is that these ISIS, in the location they were heading, would primarily threaten the Syrian Army.

Freddie's picture

Pres. Jared Kushner-Soros-Ivanka-NetiinYahoo is Trump's son in law.   Jared and his family do business with Soros and are very close to Bibi and a real slimy business family in Isrihell.   Until Trump sends him and his daughter back to NYC - nothing changes.

Ivanka is buddies with the Clintons.

I would rather see Baron and Melneia charge.  The Slovenian wife is apparently Catholic and I doubt she will let Donald convert him to the tribe. 

Freddie's picture

Pres. Jared Kushner-Soros-Ivanka-NetiinYahoo is Trump's son in law.   Jared and his family do business with Soros and are very close to Bibi and a real slimy business family in Isrihell.   Until Trump sends him and his daughter back to NYC - nothing changes.

Ivanka is buddies with the Clintons.

I would rather see Baron and Melneia charge.  The Slovenian wife is apparently Catholic and I doubt she will let Donald convert him to the tribe. 

Ignatius's picture

"But the United States harshly criticized the deal soon after its announcement. Coalition spokesman Col. Dillon said further: "We are not party to this agreement between Lebanon, Hezbollah and ISIS." He specifically targeted Syria's role in facilitating the ISIS convoy's exit: "Their claim of fighting terrorism rings hollow when they allow known terrorists to transit territory under their control. ISIS is a global threat, and relocating terrorists from one place to another is not a lasting solution.”

Wrap your head around that one.

Check this analysis posted at 21st Century Wire (FYI, a known fake news site... /s).  Chaos is the goal.

http://21stcenturywire.com/2017/08/30/president-assad-and-the-syrian-arm...

What a fucking hall of mirrors the world has become.

 

Gardentoolnumber5's picture

Well, if we can't say anything else about our leadership here in America we can say, Hypocrites. Most Good Books speak about hypocrites, none of it good.

Pinto Currency's picture

Ignatious: Tillerson, McMaster, Mattis, etc. are furious.

Perhaps Trump has changed from Bush / Obama support of terror.

The recent US / Russia agreement on South Syria may be the start.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

The recent agreement on South Syria will hold for as long as it serves The Empire's interests. Then (((they))) will unilaterally withdraw from it.

Blankone's picture

Was this punishment for their not staying and fighting. A message sent to other factions that if they negotiate separately without US acceptance that they will not only have US protection removed but will be bombed/attacked by the US.

Freddie's picture

This is common for Nudelman State Department and CIA types.  You know the non-Christian types aka Bolsheviks who murdered 25 million Christians.

They did this in Soros run Ukraine which is 99.5% Christian but no Christians are in charge.  The Ukie conscripts were shot or hit by their own artilerry if they retreated.  The Azov scum and Ukie National Guard hid behind the lines with their guns pointed at their conscripts. 

The Ukie conscpripts were treated much better by the Donbas and Lughansk Novo Russians.   The Novo Russians were less mercifiulto any Azov who came near the front. 

lew1024's picture

If that has indeed been US strategy, to reduce half the world to absolute dog-eat-dog chaos to control it, my government is evil beyond belief.

It would explain the many apparent screwups that have produced chaos. The kind of minds that would plan and execute 9-11 are the minds that would implement such evil.

Given 9-11 and the long series of Sandy Hoaxen, now escalated to Charlottesville hoaxes and an obvious Purple Revolution, we in the US better understand Assad's strategy quickly, or we are going to lose our country.

Hang them all.

 

RevIdahoSpud3's picture

Your government is a lap dog to evil fuckers that have nothing to do with an actual government of, by or for the people. Keep in mind that about 56 members of congress maintain dual citizenship? The American public has built and maintained the worlds largest military and for now that is their purpose while the militaries purpose is to serve the NWO agenda.

War: What is it good for? It makes some people fabulously rich and at the same time keeps them in power.

giovanni_f's picture

"or we are going to lose our country". Already happened when the articles of confederation were surrendered to the federal masons. Start here if you want your country back.

webmatex's picture

Thierry Meyssan... 

Yes i love to read his articles - he's right on in this one too.

The new imperialism is simply, extermination.

Vote for Assad!

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Seems to me to be a useful idiot scenario as well as is the left "turning" on antifa. The left will dump them without the slightest hesitation.

I wonder how involved Trump is on day to day ops. From what I can tell about government or business organizations these days is that there are plenty of individuals that do whatever the fuck they want and rarely suffer for their acts.

sarz's picture

Trump is using the fight against ISIS as an excuse for the Judaic empire to grab territory in eastern Syria and western Iraq. If Shlomo Trump can't get Sunnistan, he'll grab Kurdistan. Have you noticed lately how Christian Zionist Bannon is turning out to be? Trump had figured out the dog whistle ages ago. The first campaign statement I heard from him was about no more Happy Holidays, it's going to be Merry Christmas from now on. Now every single move he makes - except for insisting how badly he wants to build the Wall hoping that will keep the suckers quiet - is for the Mega Jews and Israel. 

The central planners's picture

And the US expects hezbollah to be crying about this? The only one having a heart attack right now its Mr McCain.

gregga777's picture

Eliminating WITNESSES! As Josefbarak Stalinobama said, "No man, no problem."

Conscious Reviver's picture

Do a search on 'helicopters evacuate ISIS' and you get all kinds of hits, from Ramadi, from Mosul, from Deir Ezzor describing US evacuation of their minions.

Example - https://politicalvelcraft.org/2017/03/27/u-s-helicopters-rescued-isis-co...

A recent one August 27, 2017 from Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, usually a propaganda ally of the US.

US Continues To Evacuate ISIS From Eastern Syria

https://newspunch.com/us-continues-to-evacuate-isis-from-eastern-syria/

MozartIII's picture

Making sure their isis boys get out of the trap they where in so they can fight another day. Not the first time in the last month or so.

SHsparx's picture

Either that or this US's last desperate attempt to take the moral high ground since they've been underneath the moral ground for so long.

any_mouse's picture

Zombies arising from under moral high ground.

The only high ground for the Zionists is the Golan Heights and its oil & gas reserves.

SmittyinLA's picture

"You can't stop fighting or we'll kill you"

Normalcy Bias's picture

Blood in, blood out, I guess.

therealestg9's picture

Modern day gladiators in the Globalists' New Colisseum.

Herodotus's picture

Israel is going to be pissed.

rejected's picture

US acting like assholes again,,,  as usual....

Go read moonofalabama for the true story.

http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/08/after-making-ceasefire-deals-with-i...

American Snipper's picture

Too bad you were not in the convoy, punk...

rejected's picture

Up yours baby,,, where did you serve ..... punk?

gespiri's picture

Yeah, but you probably will be soon...wherever you are.

American Snipper's picture

Are you really opposed to us taking out ISIS filth???

Honey-Badger's picture

ISIS is a US trained and funded merc force numbnuts.

taketheredpill's picture

They were...The Expendables!!"