BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense has accused the U.S. of harboring Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) terrorists in the Tanf region of southern Syria.

According to a statement from Russia’s Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, General Sergei Rudskoy, the Islamic State’s numbers inside this large U.S.-controlled pocket has been steadily growing over the last few weeks.

Rudskoy said that the Islamic State is preparing to launch new attacks against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) from this large pocket in southern Syria.

Specifically, the Russian general claimed that the Islamic State terrorists were planning to launch attacks on the Syrian Army’s positions in the Al-Sweida, Damascus, Homs, and Deir Ezzor provinces.

He said that ISIS fighters are using the Al-Rukban Camp for displaced people near the Syrian-Jordanian border as a shelter from the government.

Rudskoy warned of the dangerous situation inside the camp, where about 60 thousand displaced people currently suffer under difficult living conditions.

Rudskoy called on the US, whose troops are deployed in the Al-Tanf region, to secure humanitarian access to the camp as soon as possible and facilitate the return of the displaced to their villages and towns.

 

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Ibrahim Ibn Yahya

Will some one please just effing attack them already. How the eff do you just go into someones country and do that!?! Then claim your the voice of reason. Funny how only idiot americans and other westerners buy their c**p. I hope russia and syria counters with complete destruction of isis’s forces and later U.S

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gzman501 .

I’m an American and I find myself wishing for the same thing. It is, unfortunately, probably the only way Syria will know peace. My gov is no longer ours, it is Israeli.

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Err, the al-Tanf pocket is about 100-150km from the last ISIS operation area in al-Sweida and even further than other areas quoted. It seems a bit dubious to me that, would some IS roaches still left in the al-Tanf pocket, they may easily go through SAA-controlled areas so far before facing some checkpoint… Having roaches hiding there is no surprise : the area is huge and there are caves around for sure while SAA is denied access. There is some margin between it and “harbouring”. Now, I fully agree that Yanks shall absolutely leave this area since they have no… Read more »

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Matija Tomac

Whom to trust? The Russians or Ziobag?

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Lut

You definitely are lower than the cockroach judging by your comments and some of the worst of Allah’s created creatures. You still regurgitating Iran,Russia, and Syria scum propaganda as if it were true with no solid facts. American Crusaders/Sdf bombing and killing IS mujahideen in a particular areas of Syria and then supporting them in others is asinine. Deception is war and you have definitely been deceived. You will probably continue in your blunder for it suits your own vain desires.

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Cyriak Papasissis

Last year ISIS members from the Al-Tanf area attacked and seized El-Quaryatayn . It seems this ”protected” area , where British and US AFs act with impunity as ISIS AF, serves as a breeding ground for ISIS , a recuperation domicile to replenish strength , from where they can penetrate through the desert and reinforce mired ISIS units to the North or to the South Badia.The Russian Ka-52 combat helicopters were withdrawn too early from Syria.