Russia accuses the U.S. of pretending to fight IS and dirty tactics in Syria and Iraq
Oct 10, 2017 World 2583 By Collins Kelechi
- Russia accuses the U.S. of pretending to fight IS and dirty tactics in Syria and Iraq.
- Accuses the U.S. of pushing IS fighters onto the paths of Russian pinpoint airstrike bombing.
- Also accuses the U.S. of reducing the airstrikes in their fight against IS in Iraq.
Russia has accused the United States of pretending to fight IS in Iraq and
deliberately allowing IS fighters to flow into Syria to slow down the Russian backed Syrian fighters.
This comes after Russia had previously threatened to attack U.S. fighters near Syria if provoked.
Russia accuses the U.S. of reducing the airstrikes in their fight against IS in Iraq to enable the IS fighters cross over into Iraq and consequently slow down the fight.
"Everyone sees that the U.S.-led coalition is pretending to fight Islamic State, above all in Iraq, but continuing to allegedly fight Islamic State in Syria actively for some reason," said Major-General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for Russia's defense ministry.
"The actions of the Pentagon and the coalition demand an explanation. Is their change of tack a desire to complicate as much as they can the Syrian army's operation, backed by the Russian air force, to take back Syrian territory to the east of the Euphrates?," asked Konashenkov.
"Or is it an artful move to drive Islamic State terrorists out of Iraq by forcing them into Syria and into the path of the Russian air force's pinpoint bombing?"