DISINFO: US special forces deployed with Al Qaeda in Idlib to carry out false flag attacks
  • Outlet: es.news-front.info (archived)*
  • Date of publication: March 10, 2020
  • Outlet language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 190
  • Countries / regions discussed: Syria, US
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Al-Qaeda Terrorism Syrian War

DISINFO: US special forces deployed with Al Qaeda in Idlib to carry out false flag attacks


US special forces are among Al Qaeda groups in Idlib with a lot of cash, promises of US passports and families relocated in the United States, according to intercepted communications and intelligence. These US forces will carry out ambushes and suicide attacks against Turkish advanced posts in Idlib, maybe using captured Syrian uniforms, to put an end to the truce negotiated by Erdogan in Moscow on March 5.


Conspiracy theory. No evidence is provided to back it. This is part of a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative accusing the US of backing terrorist groups in the Middle East. You can see other examples of disinformation cases on this topic in our database, such as claims that the US created the Islamic State and is now transporting it to Afghanistan, that NATO doesn’t counter terrorism, that the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi was a trick and the US may have evacuated him, that the International Criminal Court is supporting ISIS advance in Africa, or that the West’s fight against terrorism is actually an excuse to attack countries rich in resources.


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