Disinfo: The US has created Daesh, and Al-Qaeda

Summary

The US has created Daesh, and Al-Qaeda.

Disproof

The Daesh terrorist group has had various names since it was founded in 1999 by Jordanian anti-American radical Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and first began referring to itself as the Islamic State or Daesh in 2014, when it proclaimed itself a worldwide caliphate. Al-Qaeda emerged in 1988 as a network made up of Islamic extremist, Salafist jihadists and has been immediately designated as a terrorist group by the UN, the EU, the US, Russia and other countries.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 41
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 20/09/2016
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Countries and/or Regions discussed in the disinformation: US
  • Keywords: Al-Qaeda, Daesh
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The OSCE Secretary General Ambassador Lamberto Zannier officially denied the presence of Russian troops in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas occupied by militant separatists.

Disproof

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Disproof

The EU delegation in Kyiv as well as the US Embassy confirmed that the meeting never took place.