Al-Baghdadi and ISIS sprang up as a result of US actions in the Middle East

Summary

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appeared because of the Americans. Without them, he would not have appeared, like ISIS itself.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that US is behind the creation of ISIS/Daesh. This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States and its NATO partners have established many terrorist organisations and control global terrorism.

In fact, the US is part of the global coalition against Daesh.

See similar messages about the US being behind terrorist organisations herehere and here.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 170
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 27/10/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Terrorism, Daesh
  • Outlet: Vesti Nedeli @Rossiya 1 (26:04-26:14)
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Disproof

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Disproof

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