ISIS ATTACKS SYRIAN ARMY IN SOUTHERN DEIR EZZOR FEW HOURS AFTER U.S. AIRSTRIKE
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Just a few hours after a U.S. airstrike on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in southern Deir Ezzor, ISIS fighters launched a major attack in the very same area.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that a group of the besieged ISIS fighters on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River crossed to the other side and launched an attack on several positions of the SAA and its allies. In the same time, another group of terrorists attacked the army from the direction of the Homs desert. Both attacks were reportedly repelled. <SNIP>
The US-led coalition hit an artillery position of the SAA in the area injuring two service members several hours before the terrorist group’s attack. The timing of the coalition airstrike suggests that it may have triggered the attack.
February 3, 2019 at 9:48 PM #19819Joe ShlabotnikParticipant
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Right on cue.
February 4, 2019 at 4:10 AM #19874HalfCentury ManParticipant
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Gee, it’s almost like the US led coalition is acting like the air force of ISIS.
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February 4, 2019 at 6:53 AM #19891David the GnomeParticipant
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Why are they still doing this? I honestly dont get it. Unless they are trying to deliberately weaken the Syrian army for ISIS, or Israel. What is the benefit? To keep the region destabilized? It cant be money/oil because the Russians are pretty well dug in there arent they?
Also shows what Trumps promise to pull out is actually worth. They have already abandoned our allies, the Kurds. So it’s not like we are defending anyone.
These strikes make no sense. Maybe someone who understands military matters a bit could explain it, or at least guess? @Ohiobarbarian
February 4, 2019 at 10:40 AM #19933Ohio BarbarianModerator
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I don’t know, man. I don’t fully trust Southfront for accuracy or objectivity, though I do trust them to accurately convey the positions of the Syrian and Russian governments on matters Middle Eastern. These days, that’s often simply the truth, but that won’t always be the case.
The two Southfront stories I’ve seen on this incident have mentioned “US-led coalition” aircraft attacking Syrian Army positions, not “US warplanes” or “American aircraft.” That might be significant. Neither the Russians nor Syrians have anything to gain by blaming the Americans if this was a coalition partner doing its own thing.
Based on that, the planes could have been French, Jordanian, or Saudi. Since they could have been Saudi, and since it is Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States who have funded ISIS since they all belong to similar Sunni fundamentalist sects, I can easily see the Saudis helping out ISIS in order to hurt their implacable enemy, the Assad regime.
That’s a lot of ifs, but until I know the specific national identity of the attacking planes, I can’t make more than a few educated guesses and most of them will be wrong.
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February 4, 2019 at 6:59 AM #19892Spanish DevilParticipant
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Perhaps some individuals in U.S. forces are ill-disciplined, drugged-up and prone to run amok?
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