Disinfo: ISIS was created and defended by the US

Summary

ISIS was created and defended by the US.

Disproof

No evidence is given. Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative claiming that the US and other Western states are supporting or working together with ISIS in the Middle East. This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States and its NATO partners have created and supported many jihadi terrorist organisations and control global terrorism. In reality, the US is committed to fighting terrorist organisations, such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda.

Read here similar cases claiming that ISIS has been supported by US, British, French and Israeli intelligence services in order to demolish Syria and that Al Baghdadi was an American product.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue179
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: Terrorism, Conspiracy, Daesh

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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Disproof

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Disproof

No evidence given to support this claim and a recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative that either the US or the West is behind the creation of ISIS/Daesh. This message is part of a broader conspiracy theory alleging that the United States has established many terrorist organizations and controls global terrorism. Read similar messages here, here and here.

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