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Daesh has seized the territory of Syria under the leadership of the US

Summary of Disinformation

Seventy percent of Syria’s territory was captured by the Daesh fighters under the US leadership. Russia has driven them away. The US is sponsoring Daesh.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory, no evidence given. The US is leading the global coalition to defeat Daesh. http://www.inherentresolve.mil/campaign/
U.S.-backed militias are fighting the Daesh in its former Syrian headquarters of Raqqa. Islamic State has lost much of its territory in Syria this year under separate offensives by the SDF (US-backed militias under the banner of the Syrian Democratic Forces) and the Russia-backed Syrian military. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-raqqa/syrian-militias-aim-to-push-islamic-state-out-of-raqqa-within-a-month-idUSKCN1C01RZ
Background on the fight against Daesh: https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/eastern-mediterranean/syria/b053-fighting-isis-road-and-beyond-raqqa

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Reported in: Issue 82
Date: 25.09.2017
Language: Russian
Country of Origin: Russia, US, Syria
Reported by: Pavel Spirin, former journalist
Keywords: Syrian War, Daesh
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Vremya pokazhet @Pervyi kanal, 54:04
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