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The US supports the Islamic State, while Russia defeated it

Summary of Disinformation

Russia carried out a military operation in Syria in the shortest possible time, defeated the so called Islamic State, behind which is the US and managed to establish order in the region. Everybody knows who created this terrorist organisation, who financed, who armed and who strengthened it – of course this is America. Meanwhile, Russia managed to destroy and uproot immediately this most terrible nest of terrorism. By this Russia left Washington without its strongest weapon – this terrorist organisation.


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Recurring disinformation that the US is protecting or working together with ISIS/Daesh https://euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=Daesh&disinfo_issue=&date=. The US is fighting against Daesh together with the Global Coalition against Daesh http://theglobalcoalition.org/en/home/. The US MoD outlines the latest progress on their website https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1322158/strikes-continue-in-effort-to-defeat-isis-in-syria-iraq/. Furthermore, a recent report by the Conflict Armament Research has found that up to 90 per cent of weapons seized from ISIS in Iraq and Syria originated from China, Russia and Eastern Europe http://www.conflictarm.com/publications/. US arms accounted for just 1.8 per cent of items recovered between 2014 and 2017 while 43.5 per cent of weapons originated in China, according to analysts. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5228199/Analysis-shows-origins-ISIS-weapons-came-from.html

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Reported in: Issue 96
Date: 24.01.2018
Language: Georgian
Country of Origin: Russia, US, Syria
Reported by: EEAS Tbilisi
Keywords: Syrian War, Terrorism, Daesh
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Georgia and the World, page 8
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