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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Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

We had a muslim in the white houe for 8 years, you would think that was even bigger news but it wasn't

Tiwin's picture

Jesus H Christ, that 'muslim" appointed filthy Jews to the Supreme Court , had a Jewish Cheif of staff , and appointed Jew after Jew after Jew after Jew after Jew to high offices,

Stop spewing your fucking RETARDED talk radio talking points , you worthless republican.

Republicans are not Americans. they are republicans.Not a god damn sliver better than the lowliest San francisco bulldyke  tranny  SJW Democrat.

Israeli shill.

Go back to tel Aviv.

Enjoy your foreskins!

Conscious Reviver's picture

Obama was the first gay president with a tranny wife. Muslims hate / strongly disapprove of Gays. Obummer being gay, cannot be Muslim.

Duc888's picture



Fuck off, Trump had all the prayer rugs removed from the white House.

francis scott falseflag's picture

I hate to wizz on your picnic blankets, but the more the day's news resembles today's,

the more I believe a deal ahs been reached between Putin, Xi and the leadership of the

American Deep State.  


Slowly, deliberately, and with all their bases covered, the objective observer,

unhampered by denial, wishfull thinking, and family ties, will see America, Russia

and China graduately morph into Oceania, Eurasia, and East Asia.

As citizens of Ocenania, Orwell has told us exactly what we can expect.  


No more.  No less.


What he doesn't tell us is what life in Eurasia and East Asia is going to be like.

It is the very Spirit of Americans to assume that it will as terrible there as it is 

here in Oceania.  Typical American mindset, no?  When we suffer, then let

everybody suffer.  


At 78 I'm too old to move and learn a different alphabet.


But some of you 'old timers', who are still in your 20s might consider that option,


The prenuptial agreement having been signed and agreed to is now in place.

A week of hatred for Kim, Xi and Putin will be celebrated October 1, 2017.


moorewasthebestbond's picture

This is a real shocker!


I'm going to throw it on the big pile of shockers and stunners I'm building out back.

AC_Doctor's picture

Don't piss on the US SF troops responding to US MIL. order.


Piss on and make ropes for the US MIL establishment who fucking issue these orders.

Duc888's picture



Fuck you.  They can legally refuse any unlawful order.

Aristofani's picture

Interesting now that all is exposed for anyone who wants to SEE.

Will the tRumptards and repubelican supporters behave more or less idiotically as the retards who thought ohblahblah, killary and democorprats were for the people!

The US plutocracy just keep foolin' everyone again!

Jack Oliver's picture

Russia need to tell Zio/US to FUCK off out of Syria - All that wasted time in Geneva with 'horse face' !!

People are still being detained in western countries for having 'links' to the Zio/US FUCKING created ISIS !

MIC 'milking' it for all its FUCKING worth !! I still remember 'Barry the Gay ' saying that ISIS could be around for FUCKING decades !!

The 'game' is up - I expect China and Russia would be working 'feverishly' behind the scenes to ensure the Zio/US 'empire' never raises its ugly FUCKING lying head again !!

They have slaughtered millions of innocent people in their demonic FUCKING quest to rule the world !!

Sickening !!!

steve2241's picture

The banner above the New York Times says: "All The News That's Fit To Print".  How far they've fallen!

Conscious Reviver's picture

The NYT was always trash. Their on the scene correspondent, in Russia in the 30's colaborated to cover up the slaughter of millions / the Kulaks / the Holdomor.

Jethro's picture

I thought this was common knowledge since SF was training the "Free Syrian Army" in Jordan after the Syrian civil war kicked off.  I mean, there are photos on McCain meeting with, and drinking tea, with ISIS leadership.

sinbad2's picture

It's obvious to those who can see and think, but most Americans don't want to see or think.

Conscious Reviver's picture

Still happening. Not McCain but ...

"The U.S. diplomat tasked with the job, Brett McGurk, recently met with local tribal dignitaries of the area. Pictures of the meeting were published. Several people pointed out that the very same dignitaries were earlier pictured swearing allegiance to the Islamic State."

At least in Deir Ezzor,  SDF=ISIS=Team Zino

See relevant photos here.


dogismycopilot's picture

This is very bad news about the Russian General. 

US appears to be setting up to have their proxy army wage a last ditch offensive. 

sinbad2's picture

You can bet it was an American arranged hit, and Russia knows it's an American arranged hit.

Russia will take out some American brass, and the US will claim he died in a plane crash, or something similar.

thisguyoverhere's picture

Just don't lump us all in with the village psychopaths in charge (if they were idiots I'd feel safer).

Look, 99.5% of the population has little to NO affect on the direction of this country . . .

and its the same way in the other 200 and odd nations out there so please, enough with the us vs. them nonsense.

If you make less than $300/hr USD, you are in the same 'class' of people. So enough of the BS, the psychopaths are at the helm and we are the conscripted guys and gals forced to man the ropes at gun point (taxes). Some (not many), naively believe in the stated goal of the ship, 'we make war to make peace' blah blah blah.

Wake up my thirsty friends, this water is foul (hell likely not even water) and you'll never guess what color it is in the sunlight.

Maestro Maestro's picture

You're lying because you vote Democrat or Republican every time.

Hillarys Server's picture

It's been obvious from the beginning. America is ISIS.

But the media won't cover it and almost no one in America will hear about it.

I'd be surprised if Breitbart even covers it.

Americans who watch the media are the most completely brainwashed, Truman show people on earth. North Korea can't hold a candle to them.

It'd be so wonderful if I could switch on CNN and hear Kate Bolduan say with a trembling voice:

"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. Hillary and Obama are ISIS. They are terrorists, baby killers, devil worshipers and angels of death. And we at CNN, including myself, are complicit and liars and torturers of innocent men, women and children for money and fame. Please send your children to their room. [Takes out concealed carry revolver, brushes back her hair, and places it against her right temple. Nods to Anderson, Don and Vance who are crying tears of guilt and shame.] Yes, gentlemen, there are enough bullets for all of you. Don, Vance, stop bl-wing each other, this is serious. I will go now to meet my master, the evil one in the dark place. The gun will be in my cold fingers. I am so very sorry America. Kate Bolduan, CNN, signing off. [A flash and then cloud of smoke. Anderson, with a tear stained face, walks towards her crying and giggling in turn and slowly picks up the gun with Don and Vance wiping themselves, zipping up and following close behind.]"

Hillarys Server's picture

Just checked and none of these sites seem to be carrying this news yet of Russian photographic proof that US = ISIS.

I mostly like them but are they all partially influenced by the pro-ISIS Israel lobby?

Michael Savage

Only the great Mike Rivero has an article of the news, as I thought he would.

Mike Rivero

A big thank you to Tylers at ZH and to Mike, both shining beacons of independence and bravery.

redmudhooch's picture

Breitbart is for sure Zionist controlled,

the media won't do it so we have to.

Spread the truth, do your part.

We have to make them.

Pernicious Gold Phallusy's picture

Hmmm I wonder whether this is why the President pre-empted the weekend talking head shows. Although I also like seeing the NFL go down.

onmail1's picture

America is a terrorist state

America creates & supports terrorists in order to

bolster its economy thru MIC

America is a threat to entire world

I ask some country to nuke the west

That is the only guarantee to live in peace

for the rest

spacemonkey99's picture

It seems Trump is just another errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill

LoveTruth's picture

I am sure the Russians have much more than what they tell us. They most likely have pictures with the faces of US military officers smoking the comradery has.hish pipe together with the Kurds, the ISIS emirs and Al Qaeda Sharia judges.

Paracelsus's picture

  I expect large scale bombing by Russians of ISIS positions as payback for the

killing by mortar fire of their General.

  The last time was an "error" airstrike which killed 60 Syrian army guys who were 

making a successful ground assault against an ISIS sector.

Very soon after the Kalibr missles blasted a bunch of Intel officers in a cave (30?).

  This could warm up nicely with all the different airplanes sharing the same airspace.

 Doesn't Syria have that neato S-400 system supplied by Vlad? Hmmm....

FarkasWaldbrunn's picture

Good morning.

That is just a tiny, very tiny window in what is really going on in Syria and Iraq. Not to talk yet about the ethnic cleansing in Iraq and Syria by the NATO-crime syndicates and their mercenaries. Those creatures murdered thousands of Arabs, Turkmen, Yezidi and more in northern Iraq and the same is happen in Syria. What also have to be told, the killing, gut and selling of human spare parts, especially children, by the same criminals. In 2016 around 40k kidneys of children been sold through channels in Europe, a piece for US$ 100k.

Iraq and Syria never been a war. It is a big slaughterhouse to generate revenue for the NATO-crime syndicates and their friends.


Do you sleep well UsofA? Think about.. what will happen when all your crimes fall back onto you, because it will.

bunkers's picture

In his last paragraph, Farkas has a point.

Blanco Diablo's picture

"The Pentagon has now apparently decided to attack Russian forces directly, albeit unofficially.

If the folks at CENTCOM really believe that their generals are all safe and out of reach they are deeply mistaken.  Unlike the Russians and, even more so, the Iranians, US Generals are mostly risk averse and hard to get to in Syria.  But who said that Russia would have to retaliate in Syria?  Or, for that matter, that Russia would have to use Russian forces to retaliate.  Yes, Russia does have special units trained in the assassination of high-value targets in hostile countries, but that does not at all mean that they would decide to use them.  Accidents can happen anywhere and the roads are notoriously dangerous in the Middle-East.  Why do I mention that?  To illustrate that Russia does have options short of overtly going to war."; The Saker

bunkers's picture

I voted for Donald Trump, for president, but HE HAS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. He has to know. He has to know that we're protecting poppies in Afghanistan. He has to know a thousand other things that America is doing that decent people would not allow.

And Putin knows them, too.

So...'s picture

and then came along "the Deep State".

FarkasWaldbrunn's picture

Don Trump, a very good friend of Warren Buffett. Warren Buffett in other hand is the kingpin of the Mexican drug cartels. Don Trump was and is one of the biggest crime lords of NYC. Of course he knows! Everything he does or doesn't is part of his mission and he said so from the very beginning when he said “2 years and everything will change”. And you will see he delivers till 2018 what he was chosen for, no doubt.

Sudden Debt's picture

So the US militairy not only lied to it's people...

It kills American people...

It kills woman... 

It kills Children...

It rapes them in the progress...

The American Army is America's own worst enemy.


Boy I do hope all that shit comes home to America. Americans don't give a fuck about what they do but when they'll do it to their own, a lot of crocodile tears will flow.

Again America has shown it's the enemy of the world. 

turkey george palmer's picture

When ISIS first appeared in force it was clear as day they had official support for logistics as they were fighting and moving large numbers of people. It's not cheap to feed and outfit hundreds of soldiers. And cost of fuel and other necessities would mean they were being supplied from Turkey, kinda tough now for turkey having to reckon with a Iran Syria Iraq coalition

 They don't have to do this much longer if there is a end to the attempt to replace Assad. Who knows maybe they will see the benefits to good relations with the shia cresent as it is called, throw over the Saud and Zion for China and Russia.

FarkasWaldbrunn's picture

The training facilities in Jordan are an open secrete, not so much the facilities in Turkey. The NATO-crime syndicates been recruiting Kurds since the very beginning. Those creatures buy them from their parents. After that they been brought to Incirlik Air Base. There they been trained and equipped to send to Syria and Iraq.

But that is over since a while, or better said, the NATO-crime syndicates are not allowed to use the Air Base and its surrounding for their crimes. What is still ongoing is the business to buy children from their parents, and not just in Kurdish areas in Turkey. I mean you have to be blind not to recognize, most of the mercenaries in Raqqa are children, handicapped and elderly. They are nothing else than cannon fodder. What to the people in your homeland think why the SAA has hard time to go through the ranks of the NATO-crime syndicates mercenaries, and believe me, the SAA is one of best armies on the globe in the moment, and the so called SDF walks through like a walk in the park??

Blanco Diablo's picture

The Kurds being just cannon fodder will be cremated the same way ISIS, Al Nusra and Daesh (which controlled large areas of Syrian land) were cremated or are in the process of being cremated.

Joe A's picture

RT reports that a Russian lieutenant general was killed by ISIS shelling near Deir ez-Zor.

Things that make you go hmmmmm.....

Blanco Diablo's picture

The US wants to control Deir Ezzor’s vast oil resources in order to provide a reliable revenue stream for their Proxy Kurdish state.

Putin is a cautious and reasonable man, but he’s not going to hand over Syria’s oil fields without a fight. Besides, Assad needs the oil receipts to finance the rebuilding of his decimated country.

DEMIZEN's picture

we will find out this week. the time is running out.

Joe A's picture

Tactically, the US has an advantage here in terms of engaging Russia. America cannot attack the Russian directly and vice verse. Syria can not attack the Americans because that would drag the US full blown into that war (it woud be the excuse the MIC would need to go full ape there). So the US uses ISIS as a proxy. But the Russians now have a reason to go full ape against ISIS.

Setarcos's picture

But, you see, if Russia blows embedded US troops to smithereens along with their ISIS/Al CIAda companions, how can Washington make a fuss?  Officially US personnel are not there and body bags are never publically moved to the US.  Russia has plausible deniability, the SAA has every right to kill invaders and the White House does not want bad publicity, let alone public protests.  Win win all round, in a macabre way.

DEMIZEN's picture

but iranians can attack kurds. and they will. this week.  they can not allow american foothold in the area. if independence vote go forward persians will jump them so will turks. it will be a mess. once isis is gone there is nothing justifying american presense so it has to be the kurds that need protection. i am just  not sure who is going to buy it and who has enough patience for another UN shitshow.

Victor999's picture

Only one thing the Americans fear more than bad publicity - and that is war casualties.  That's why they do all their dirty work from the air first - to pulverise the enemy before sending in the troops.  Since the Americans don't have control of the air over Syria, they will be very reluctant to send in their troops should Syria and its allies attack ISIS/SDF.

jammerjoh's picture

Valuable article about one of the most problematic hot-spots. But you may want to correct 'Libya' to read 'Syria' in: '....a place which is now unquestionably the largest remaining ISIS stronghold in east of Libya.' And if you do, there is one reference to 'Dier ez-Zor', instead of Deir ez-Zor. Sorry for my nitpicking, but these things tend to trip the wires of people who search for inconsistencies to have an excuse to ignore the entire article.

Setarcos's picture

Yes I spotted the reference to Libya too.  It is important to correct, as you say.

The Terrible Sweal's picture

No, it's accurate.  It is the largest ISIS concentration east of Libya.