Russia confirms that the US planned militant attack in Syrian de-escalation zone was to stop progress against ISIS

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September 21, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

The Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that the Kremlin agrees with the Russian Defense Ministry that the US masterminded an Al-Qaeda led attack to distract Syrian and Russian progress against ISIS in Deir Ezzor.

“This [assessment of events by the Kremlin] cannot differ from what was stated by the Defense Ministry. That’s why all what was said does not need any more comments,” Peskov said.

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TASS explained that on Wednesday, the chief of the main operations department of Russia’s General Staff, Sergey Rudskoy, said gunmen of Al-Qaeda aligned Jabhat al-Nusra launched a large-scale offensive against Syrian troops in the Idlib de-escalation zone on Tuesday in an offensive that was initiated by American intelligence services to stop a successful advance of government troops east of Deir Ezzor against ISIS. 

The attack was repelled.

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