Russia Releases Photos Showing US Special Ops At ISIS Positions In Syria

Tyler Durden's picture

The Russian Defense Ministry has released aerial images allegedly showing ISIS, the SDF, and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield against Syrian and Russian forces in Dier ez-Zor, Syria.

As Adam Garrie reports, via The Duran,it has long been thought that the US proxy militia SDF is operating in collusion with ISIS in various parts of Syria. This has especially been the case in respect of Deir ez-Zor. In Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense Ministry has previously stated that the Syrian Arab Army and their allies are fired on most intensely from positions known to be held by the SDF.

Furthermore, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov recently stated,

“SDF militants work to the same objectives as Daesh terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between Daesh and the ‘third force’, SDF”.

He added that Russia will not hesitate to target SDF forces that threaten the battle field progress and personal safety of Russia’s allies, namely the Syrian Arab Army.

Other reports surfaced of US military helicopters airlifting known ISIS commanders to safety as the Syrian Arab Army made its advance on the former ISIS stronghold of Deir ez-Zor. All of this has happened as the US is moving its proxy Kurdish led SDF forces from Raqqa to Deir ez-Zor, in a move that appears to be an attempt to stop Syrian forces from liberating their own country’s legally recognised territory.

Now, the Russian Defense Ministry has released a statement followed by 12 photos showing how SDF forces work alongside US special forces in ISIS controlled areas without facing any resistance from ISIS. Furthermore, none of the US or Kurdish led forces even take defensive positions which indicate that they are cooperating with ISIS rather than engaging in a perverse truce. In other words, the SDF, US special forces and ISIS move among each other in the same manner as allies do.

The following is the statement from the Russian Defense Ministry on the matter:

#US Special Operations Forces (#SOF) units enable US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (#SDF) units to smoothly advance through the ISIS formations.


Facing no resistance of the ISIS militants, the #SDF units are advancing along the left shore of the #Euphrates towards #Deir_ez_Zor.


The aerial photos made on September 8-12 over the ISIS locations recorded a large number of American #Hummer vehicles, which are in service with the #America‘s #SOF.


The shots clearly show the US SOF units located at strongholds that had been equipped by the ISIS terrorists. Though there is no evidence of assault, struggle or any US-led coalition airstrikes to drive out the militants.


Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them. This suggests that the#US_troops feel safe in terrorist controlled regions”.

This demonstrates that in spite of Donald Trump’s apparent wiliness to abandon the policy of aiding jihadist groups, not only has this policy not changed, but such a reality now includes full scale battlefield collusion with ISIS.

This also helps explain why in June of this year, SDF forces allowed ISIS terrorists to peacefully leave Raqqa and head towards Deir ez-Zor, a place which is now unquestionably the largest remaining ISIS stronghold in east of Libya.

But now, not only are US proxies allowing ISIS to peacefully retreat but they are visibly coalescing on the battle field. These realities also corroborate the story of SDF fighters being wounded in a Syrian led strike on known ISIS targets. As I wrote previously in The Duran, this is because SDF militants are fighting beside ISIS.

The fact of the matter is that, the Kurdish led SDF and ISIS now share the same strategic goals, in spite of apparent ideological differences. Both seek to aggressively and illegally prevent Syria from liberating her sovereignty territory and in so doing, both are challenging the territorial unity and integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic. Likewise, each group’s ideology is opposed to the Arabist Constitution of Syria, seeking instead to lay the ground work for sectarian ideologies in the areas they seek to illegally annex.

Most worryingly, both militant groups are clearly collaborating and colluding with each other and with the United States, in a proxy war against Syria and the interests and safety of her allies, including Russia and Iran.

What once was only partly clear, is now as clear as the following colour photographs from the Russian Defense Ministry.

The images released by the Russian Defense Ministry encourage speculation that the US and SDF forces have some sort of “understanding” with IS terrorists operating in the region, according to Ammar Waqqaf, the director of the Gnosos think tank.

“From the footage, the Americans seem to be and the SDF seem to be quite at leisure, they are not expecting any attack any time soon,” Waqqaf told RT.

“The reason why this may be the case is that there has been some sort of understandings with ISIS over there. Probably they were given some amnesty, that they are not going to be prosecuted, … or they were given guarantees that they would not be given back to the state.”

The SDF, ISIS and the United States are fighting on the same side of the conflict in Syria, it is the side of terrorism which seeks to destroy the secular, modern, pluralistic and independent Syrian Arab Republic.

Earlier in September, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov accused the SDF of collusion with ISIS terrorists. “SDF militants work to the same objectives as IS terrorists. Russian drones and intelligence have not recorded any confrontations between IS and the ‘third force,’ the SDF,” Konashenkov said.

This proves that the Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman was correct. The US and Russia are at war, albeit a proxy war which includes ISIS.

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Laughing.Man's picture

Damn, I was hoping for pictures of their faces.

Goldilocks's picture

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NoWayJose's picture

This explains why the US shoots down Syrian aircraft attacking fleeing ISIS convoys. The US SOF are IN those convoys!

Sky flyer's picture

I read this story yesterday on RT and was thinking it was the reason for the big NFL distraction. I think I'm right. No one is looking just like no one is looking at the black guy that shot up a white church today.

Street Smart's picture

After reading RT which is a Russian government mouthpiece and zerohedge which is obviously pro Russian, you come to your conclusions?! What makes you be so gullible to believe them without checking further?

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Because I saw the fucking picture of McCain cheesing it up on camera with ISIS with my own lying eyes.

You fucking child.

veritas semper vinces's picture

Reading RT and ZH gives you a chance to find out the truth.Something you definitely don't have reading the Zionist MSM(all 6 TV corporations,big newspapers and Hollywood,all own by the chosen)

I prefer the Russian point of view to the Zionist one. Each to their own

JailBanksters's picture

I would say you are absolutely correct.

Butt, the US Media would never print anything from any Russian Source.

Unless...Unless it went viral on Youtube and on other countries TV News.

Even then it would be limited to 15-20 seconds while giving 20 minutes for the Flag Waving Event.

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Expect more American "unknowns" to hit meat grinder after doing this (!

cherry picker's picture

Does anyone know why the very people .gov blamed for 9/11 are now allies?

I am talking about Al Quada.

John Kerry admitted to in when he was Secretary of State.

We know 9/11 was an inside job.  How far will the MIC go?  Or don't Americans care?

At least in the 70's there were protests all over the place in respect to Vietnam, now not a whimper.

Something is wrong in the USA.

gregga777's picture

"At least in the 70's there were protests all over the place in respect to Vietnam, now not a whimper.

Something is wrong in the USA."

During the Vietnam War the elites were at least theoretically subject to the draft. Nowadays the fighting is performed exclusively by the lower economic classes. Plus there isn't much left of the traditional American middle classes. The American people who benefit the least now carry the heaviest burdens.

illuminatus's picture

"The American people who benefit the least now carry the heaviest burdens."            Hasn't it always been this way?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture


The "roots" go much deeper than 9/11...

Straight from the "ass's" mouth (

THE BIGGEST LIE SHE IN FACT TOLD IN THAT TESTIMONY???... That we never stopped funding them!!!

sinbad2's picture

The exposure of American crimes in Vietnam was led by educated Americans, students.

In response to that civil disobedience, the US cut education spending in half.

They dumbed America down, that's what's wrong with the USA.


Catahoula's picture

Do you you dumbasses really believe that shit? Propaganda weaklings lol

francis scott falseflag's picture

Satellite photos of the traffic around your anal sphincter were pretty accurate.


According to ananomous reports from the crabs in your ass crack hairs. 

hestroy's picture

You are really a funny retard! LOL!

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Pro Tip:

These photos would have a lot more impact if released in English.

gregga777's picture

The middle-rank officers are being ordered to collaborate with Islamic terrorists to commit war crimes in the Middle East. In a few more years these officers will be the majors, lieutenant-colonels and colonels who are the traditional coup leaders. Then I wouldn't be surprised to see a military coup d'etat to overthrow the war criminals, turn them over to the appropriate foreign courts to stand trial for war crimes, and put the United States Republic back onto the path of legal, Constitutional government.

Kefeer's picture

That would take an act of God; hope He agrees with you!

sinbad2's picture

This isn't new, it's been going on for decades, if your not prepared to commit war crimes, you have no future in the US military.

wisebastard's picture

well if you go to youtube and type in the search Max Keiser Goldman Sachs vs ISIS there is a video of max keiser comparing his former boss Lloyd Blankfein to the leader of ISIS, so that might be why they are working together. got to keep that $5 trilion war going somehow....

DeathMerchant's picture

If any of this is true, then the superior Russian forces that Putin touts should simply blow the fuck out of all of these groups. If the Americans aren't really there like they claim then no harm done..if they are...tough shit.

Kefeer's picture

Too much politics & explosives involved.

Jambo Mambo Bill's picture

And then what...

Get the US the perfect excuse for a full blown invasion on Syria?

The US is a terrorist State, their tactics involve even offering their own personal as bait... anything goes under the star and strips.

Poor heroes...

francis scott falseflag's picture


A full blown invasion of Syria is a casus belli nucleariorum, lad.


I take Putin at his word.  If Trump is smart, he will too.

sinbad2's picture

But Trump isn't smart, he's a #

The # loves to talk about him  and doesn’t give you a chance to take part in a two-way conversation.

The # enjoys getting away with violating rules and social norms.

The # shows wanton disregard for other people’s thoughts, feelings, possessions.

 Many # like to do things to impress others by making themselves look good externally. This “trophy” complex can exhibit itself physically, romantically, sexually, socially, religiously, financially, materially, professionally.

#  often expect preferential treatment from others. They expect others to cater (often instantly) to their needs.

# can be very charismatic and persuasive.

# think of themselves as heros a prince or special person.

Many # enjoy spreading and arousing negative emotions to gain attention.


# = narcissist.


America has its very own Caligula Nero, lets hope the next President is a Claudius.

Rich Monk's picture

The Jews own and control the entire TV media and will never show this on the news. Israel wants to steal more Arab land through the US Military creating their "Greater Israel" project, Oded Yinon plan. Trump is owned by the Jews, and he will do whatever they want regardless if it destroys America, as the Israeli Jews want.

Blanco Diablo's picture

On 11 and 19 September 2017, the first 200 truckloads of arms and ammunition that the Pentagon offered to the YPG, have been delivered in two separate convoys to Hasakeh.

The lorries were coming from the Kurdish region of Iraq and passed through the Semalka border checkpoint.

All the arms and ammunition were manufactured by the former USSR apart from the US army’s L-ATV vehicles manufactured by the US company, Oshkosh.

These weapons are not intended for fighting Daesh which is on the verge of being eradicated in the Levant but will be used for the next war against Syria.

illuminatus's picture

I have no reason to doubt the narrative, but the pictures don't show me anything to substanciate the story.

Jambo Mambo Bill's picture

You were not supposed to understand son, the king has no clothes.

Anyway, the images show high degree of knowledge about the US wrong doings.... it shows that Russia could/can vaporize these mother fucker G.I.JOES out of the planet... but that would be an act of war right?...

Ashamed... truth hurts... the US is the biggest con-terrorist Government on planet Earth since Hitler...

francis scott falseflag's picture


Haven't you noticed how most of the MSM stories have been  self-substantiating for some time now? 

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

But keep praising those military vets.....ha ha ha........................veterans?


murderers........................murderers for the banks and the jew in israel..


laughing every time an american coming home in a bodybag....families asking what happened to him!?


cannon fodder madame...cannon fodder for the jew in israel...............



Kefeer's picture

While their is truth in what you say; most go with good intentions, but it is not an excuse for willful ignorance.  Willful ignorance damns many or most people; you may be one of them..I do not know.

francis scott falseflag's picture

You're kinda famous for what you 'do not know'.


Just sayin.  :o/

Jambo Mambo Bill's picture

Folks are Heroes!

With all the respect to my fellow veterans... How one invading aggressive banker's led force soldier becomes a hero?

Why do we call heroes people that are/were willingly engaged in modern imperialistic wars ?

When did we EVER had a true hero?

What makes a combatant become a hero anyway? And under who's eyes?

Hero for some, murderer for others.

francis scott falseflag's picture

Anybody who falls on a live grenade to save his buddies is a hero in my book, cookie. 

It still happens when you're close to action.  And I don't mean Castro Street.

Jambo Mambo Bill's picture

I am not sure sweetheart...

Ok, the poor fellaw saved his buddies, that is noble and heroic for sure, but that is under his comrades eyes... what if the same guy was involved in killing a family of 'enemies' just before exploding himself? Including rapping of a minor captive...

Yea... it changes a bit... we are thought in our society and military institutions to glorify actions that may not be the whole story and may contradict other peoples view.

War is a dirty evil and all sides lose... I wouldn't want to be a hero in Fallujah... what is the legacy folks left there?...

heavens-door's picture

So that's what all this twittering was about this past few days.  

Distracting the worthless plebes. MAGA!

luna_man's picture


Send them to hell, Russia/Syria!...You have the proof and you have my approval!


I expect to read good news tomorrow @ ZH.

Kefeer's picture

The sheep that are already sleeping will not wake up to the truth that 9/11 was planned or at least helped and allowed by our own government; Dick Cheney and company.


We created ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, FSA, and on it goes.  How does anyone encourage their children to go into the armed forces is beyond understanding.  I guess willful ignorance not only damns people in the next life, but works well for Satan in this life as well.

francis scott falseflag's picture

I wouldn't worry about the next life, dearie, until you get there.

AlbertthePudding's picture

So what does President Trump think of his banker owned special forces?

Iconoclast421's picture

And nothing will be done... the media will never report it... you didn't see anything ... it never happened ... now drink your fluoride.

dsty's picture

RT is about as unbiased and reliable as the MSM

francis scott falseflag's picture

It doesn't come close to NYT or WaPo and anyone who says it does is a fool.

Conscious Reviver's picture

"RT is about as unbiased and reliable as the MSM"

dsty troll spouting zino-jew meme for our consumption. 

"Oh, there's no hope. Resistance is futile. They're all in it together.

I call bullshit. Russia is kicking ass. See what happened in Russia in the 90's to the Jewish Russian oligarchs who were coached and funded by their American Jewish cousins led by Larry Summers and the "Harvard Boys".

Excellent vid in two parts on Russia in the 90's.

The Rise of Putin and The Fall of The Russian-Jewish Oligarchs (1/2)