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ISIS was created by deceased US senator John McCain and the CIA

Summary of Disinformation

The Islamic State was created in Syria in 2011-2013 by now-deceased US senator John McCain and the CIA.


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. See similar messages here, here and here.

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Reported in: Issue 162
Date: 29.07.2019
Language: Czech
Country: US, Iraq, Syria
Keywords: Terrorism financing, Islamic extremism, Middle East, John McCain, Daesh
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Aeronet
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