Disinfo: There is overwhelming evidence of direct US support of jihadist groups in Syria

Summary

In Syria, there is overwhelming evidence of direct US support of Jihadist groups from Al Nusra to ISIS, as shown by the declassified DIA documents and by statements of members from the US establishment.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the US supporting or working together with jihadist groups. There is no evidence that US has supported Daesh, al-Nusra or other Jihadist groups in Syria. The US-led military campaign in Syria has been fighting ISIS and Islamic terrorists along with the Global Coalition Against Daesh. Background and a similar case here and here.

 

 

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 148
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 02/05/2019
  • Language/target audience: Italian
  • Country: US, Syria
  • Keywords: Terrorism financing, Terrorism, Daesh
  • Outlet: Sputnik Italia
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Disproof

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Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on the Islamisation of Europe in line with a similar narrative on the morally decaying West.

 

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Disproof

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