BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The United States military is training over one thousand ISIS terrorists within the areas controlled by its proxy forces in Syria according to General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia.

On Wednesday, Russian sources linked to Al-Monitor quoted General Valery Gerasimov saying that Moscow is convinced that the US is training some 1,100 ‘ISIS people’ within areas of Syria controlled by its Arab and Kurdish proxy armies.

The Russian general specified that at least 350 such militants were being trained in the Free Syrian Army-held Al-Tanf region of southern Syria (where the US-led coalition currently maintains a base) as well as another 750 fighters at camp in the Kurdish-controlled Ash-Shaddadi region.

Gerasimov added that ISIS fighters being trained by the US are re-branded under newly formed pro-Coalition militias like the ‘New Syrian Army’ and that their main objective is to prevent the re-stabilization of Syrian society.

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