US-Backed Forces And Syrian Government Trade Blame For Supporting ISIS

Submitted by South Front

On September 27th, a top commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Rojda Felat, claimed in a video statement that 100 ISIS terrorists, dressed as SDF members, attacked the SDF. The incident took place on September 26th and the SDF leader alleges that ISIS members came from some government-held area near Deir Ezzor.  Felat added that this is a “sign” that the Syrian government supported the attack. Twenty-eight SDF members were killed in the clashes with ISIS. The statement came a few days after the Russian Defense Ministry released pictures of US Speical Operations Forces positions deep inside the ISIS-held area near Deir Ezzor city as well as provided information that no clashes had been observed there between ISIS and the SDF.

Meanwhile, the SDF continued clashing with ISIS near al-Suwar with an aim to establish a foothold for further operations on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. In Raqqah city, the SDF captured the al-Nawawi mosque in al-Nahdah district from ISIS and continued developing momentum in the area. The SDF repelled the ISIS raids in al-Sinaa and al-Mashleb neighborhoods.  However, some 45 SDF members were reportedly killed in the clashes.


US-backed Forces and the Syrian Government are trading accusations of supporting ISIS as both make gains in Deir Ezzor.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said in an interview with the Lebanese news TV channel, Al-Mayadeen, that the US is evacuating ISIS fighters from Deir Ezzor province to deploy them in other places. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies are deploying reinforcements to the Deir Ezzor area, preparing for an expected push towards the border with Iraq. Reports appeared that the military is working on establishing a second bridge crossing the Euphrates. The first one was set up by the Russians earlier this week.

Meanwhile, more information has emerged of the highest ranking Russian officer to be killed in Syria thus far in the war. Russian Lieutenant General Valery Asapov died as a result of ISIS shelling near Deir Ezzor on Septermber 23rd. He was 51 years old. Asapov was at a Syrian checkpoint when it was bombarded by ISIS forces. Russia's Ministry of Defense reports that Lieutenant General Asapov was helping the Syrian forces command the Deir Ezzor liberation campaign when he was lethally wounded in a sudden ISIS attack.

During the 1990s, Asapov took part in restoring order in Chechnya. In 1995 he was an executive officer of a battalion at Grozny, where he was wounded in the leg. Later in Abkhazia he served as part of a peacekeeping force, and after that in Russia commanded a motorized rifle brigade in Eastern Military District. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense argues that in March 2016 he allegedly commanded the 1st Army Corps of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine, however, no proof has been provided so far.

General Valery Asapov was the highest ranking Russian officer to die in Syria. Source: TASS

In Syria, he worked with the 5th Assault Corps of the Syrian Army. The 5th Assault Corps is one of the main strike units of pro-government forces in Deir Ezzor city, and participated in clearing the road to the city, and then crossed the Euphrates River to its eastern bank where the majority of oil and gas infrastructure is situated. 

“High prestige combined with care were outstanding features of his work,” Russia’s chief of general staff Valery Gerasimov said at General Asapov's funeral on Wednesday. “He worked as the chief of staff of the group of our forces and then was in command of the Fifth Corps of volunteers … A treacherous shell cut short his life.” The Russian pro-opposition media outlet RBC allegedly reached a “close friend” of Asapov. According to him, the Lieutenant General was known for his efforts in minimizing the amount of troop casualties during his service in Syria. The report also blamed Syrian Intelligence for low quality ground intel that potentially created preconditions for Asapov’s death.

RBC also reached the Arm Export magazine editor-in-chief Andrei Frolov . Frolov believes that the casualties are growing because of a high speed of the operation in Deir Ezzor.

“The volume and intensity of firefights increase”, Frolov told to RBC. “Apart from Russian Aerospace Forces in the air, Russian military personnel help and consult the Syrian troops on the ground. Hence more general officers in the region, and consequently the chance of them dying increases,” he added.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Asapov is the 38th Russian soldier to die in Syria. They estimate that Deir Ezzor city will be liberated soon. Now the city is 85% under Syrian control.

Comments

Shemp 4 Victory giovanni_f Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:57 Permalink

 

.a top commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Rojda Felat, claimed in a video statement that 100 ISIS terrorists, dressed as SDF members, attacked the SDF.

You don't say...

  the SDF leader alleges that ISIS members came from some government-held area near Deir Ezzor.

This is looking all too familiar. Now for the punch line...

Felat added that this is a “sign” that the Syrian government supported the attack.

There's your sign.Where are the days of fine propaganda gone? Where are the talented propagandists? US propaganda is getting cheaper and cheaper by the day.US propagandists should wake up. They really are out of ideas to provide something that could hold for more than one minute. Don't waste energy on producing this cheap propaganda. Produce a propaganda that can be believed in.

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense argues that in March 2016 he allegedly commanded the 1st Army Corps of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine, however, no proof has been provided so far.

Propaganda guidelines force the junta to deny the hard reality. Top-level domain .ua multiplies the value of any information by zero.

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Veritas X- giovanni_f Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:00 Permalink

re:"No. It is as easy as ever. In this conflict. US+Israel+Saudi Arabia+Quatar+UAE+ISIS+Turkey+Jordan+UK+Frace = bad, Syria+Russia+Iran+Iraq = good...."+ the OP's statement...>>>"On September 27th, a top commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Rojda Felat, claimed....">>> I believe, as the Moon of Alabama explains, hit's it on the nail.**By The Grace Of Israel - The Barzani Clan And Kurdish "Independence"** "..We first wrote about the Kurdish problem and Kurdish ambitions in Iraqi back in December 2005(!). The problems of an independent Kurdish region we then pointed out are still the same:

A landlocked Kurdish state of some kind could produce a lot of oil, but how would this oil reach the markets, especially Israel? The neighbors Turkey, Iran and Syria all have Kurdish minorities and have no reason to help a Kurdish state to enrich itself and see that money funneled to their unruly minorities. After [Kurdish] grabbing [of] Kirkuk, the Arab rest of Iraq will also not support pipelines for then Kurdish oil.

Arabs, Turks, and Persians see the Kurds as a recalcitrant nomadic mountain tribe and stooge of Israeli interests.In the mid 1960s and 70s Israel cooperated ...the Mossad sent Lt. Colonel Tzuri Sagi to develop plans for and build up a Kurdish army to fight Iraqi troops in northern Iraq. Tzuri Sagi was also responsible for the Israeli assassination attempts against Saddam Hussein. His Kurdish cooperation partner was the leader of the Barzani clan, Mullah Mustafa Barzani. The Kurdish army the Israelis created is now known as Peshmerga. The son of Mullah Mustafa Barzani, Masoud Barzani, is now the illegitimate president of the Kurdish region of Iraq...."http://www.moonofalabama.org/2017/09/by-the-grace-of-israel-the-barzani…I'd make a bet the izzreali's were behind the murder of Russian Lieutenant General Valery Asapov & 2 Russian Colonels a week ago.https://southfront.org/more-info-about-russias-general-valery-asapov-ki… Lucky-Shot? No Way!!!Qui Bono? ...the bb-nut-and-yahoo/oded yinon extremists ARE THERE.Vlad & Co., please take'em out.Especially the Pharisees.X-  

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scallywagrab yomutti2 Fri, 09/29/2017 - 09:13 Permalink

Maggie Fukin thatcher?!!!!.....I'm tearing down her stupid statue cos she instigated the demonisation on unions, wreaked havoc on numerous trades causing pain, suffering & in some instances death to numerous working class in the U.K. Sowing social divisions, racism etc, etc. Was good enough reason for antifa so I'm well covered eh mo-smutty? Maggie thatcher the kids milk snatcher!;-)

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Victor999 BritBob Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:47 Permalink

Having difficulty recognising the bad guys?  How's this for evidence (if you have the stomach to see what the US military is doing in Dier Ez-Zor): http://robinwestenra.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/americans-use-chemcial-weap… Any military using such tactics is clearly and deeply evil acting with full knowledge of what it is doing to people - even babies!  Think about that, and whilst you are at it, think about your country's 'special relationship' with these demonic characters.

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SidSays Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:29 Permalink

" a top commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Rojda Felat, claimed in a video statement that 100 ISIS terrorists, dressed as SDF members, attacked the SDF...

...Felat added that this is a “sign” that the Syrian government supported the attack"...

Sounds so Alinsky-esque, no?

BeepBeepRichie Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:40 Permalink

A little hard for the US to throw shade when we've been caught corroborating with isis on spy satellites recently PLUS all the pics with Mcshitstain hanging with Al Baghdadi

zappafan Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:44 Permalink

Sad for the General who was killed by ISIS but it illustrates why the Syrians and Russians are going to win, making fools of the "Assad must go" chanting harpies.They're willing to spend their own blood.  Meanwhile, US arm chair generals sit in their comfortable air conditioned offices in Florida.Our military is no longer capable of winning foreign wars.  However, they seem to be competent at handing out bottled water in hurricane ravaged protectorates. 

FBaggins Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:45 Permalink

We know who has been bullshitting everyone all along. It is the US, Britain, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, the nations with the most wealth and power which are the most corrupt.