US Instructors in Syria Reportedly Training Jihadists for Attack on Government Assets
15:51 GMT 10.04.2022 (Updated: 15:52 GMT 10.04.2022)
© AFP 2022 / George OURFALIAN Syrian government forces gesture and inspect the site as they arrive to a destroyed bridge on a road between the Kabajeb and Al-Shula on the southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzor on September 8, 2017, during the ongoing battle against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - American instructors have been training Islamist militants at a US military base in northeastern Syria, Syrian state media SANA reported.
The news agency said there were a dozen of captured fighters of the Daesh* group among the trainees at the base’s prison camp in Ash Shaddadi in Hasakah province.
Local sources told SANA that the militants will be deployed to the desert near the city of Palmyra in neighbouring Deir ez-Zor province, from where they will launch attacks on military and civilian assets.
Hundreds of Daesh* prisoners have reportedly been transported in the past months to the US base in al-Tanf in Homs province from Iraq and Kurdish-controlled prisons in Hasakah in preparation for an assault on the Syrian army and civilians.
*Daesh (IS/ISIS/ISIL) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia.