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U.S evacuated ISIS leaders and field commanders from the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor

Summary of Disinformation

US Air Force helicopter” had evacuated 2 Daesh field commanders of “European origin” with members of their families from an area located to the north-west of Deir ez-Zor at night. According to a source, two days later, US choppers transferred 20 Daesh field commanders and militants close to them from an area south-eastern of the city of Deir ez-Zor to northern Syria.


Recurring disinformation that the Coalition against Daesh is aiding Daesh. No evidence given. No explanation given as to why the Coalition fighting ISIS would evacuate the very forces they are fighting. As reported by DFRLab, copies of stories alleging that the United States rescued ISIS commanders were shared more than 14 thousand times in total, generating thousands of impressions and clicks without a shred of evidence to support it. Further debunking by DFRLab medium.com/dfrlab/questionable-sources-on-syria-36fcabddc950,

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Reported in: Issue 80
Date: 07.09.2017
Language: English
Country: US, Syria
Keywords: Sputnik
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik
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