Russian President Vladimir Putin claims the Pentagon are secretly recruiting ISIS terrorists to battle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Putin made the bombshell statements on the end-of-year press convention in Moscow on Tuesday, blasting the U.S. for turning a blind eye to intelligence supplied by the Kremlin about ISIS militants travelling to neighboring Iraq within the hope that these militants might later be used to oust Assad.
“Why? As a result of they [in the White House] are pondering that they [the terrorists] could possibly be used to battle in opposition to Assad. That is the only factor, however on the identical time, probably the most harmful factor, together with for individuals who are doing this,” the Russian chief advised practically 1,500 reporters, who had joined the marathon session.
The US-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes in opposition to targets which might be stated to belong to the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group inside Syria since September 2014 with none authorization from the Damascus authorities or a UN mandate. The navy alliance has repeatedly been accused of concentrating on and killing civilians. It has additionally been largely incapable of reaching its declared aim of destroying Daesh.
In distinction, Russian jets have been conducting air raids in opposition to Daesh targets and people of different terror outfits inside Syria on the Damascus authorities’s request since September 2015. The airstrikes have helped Syrian forces advance in opposition to anti-Damascus militants, who’ve been wreaking havoc within the Arab nation since 2011.
Putin additional stated that his Monday go to to the worn-torn Arab nation was solely doable because of the present safety scenario in Syria following the defeat of Daesh terrorists.
Throughout his shock go to to Syria, Putin ordered the Syrian-based Russian forces to start withdrawing from the Arab nation.
The Russian chief’s go to got here a number of days after he declared a “full victory” over Daesh on each banks of the Euphrates River in Syria as he burdened the importance of switching to a political course of to in the end finish the disaster within the Arab nation.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the Russian chief touched upon the essential subject of returning the Syrian refugees to their homeland, saying Damascus and Moscow wouldn’t be capable to deal with the refugee disaster alone.