US-trained saboteurs are being sent from Al-Tanf to other parts of Syria to try to destabilize the situation, Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, said on Monday. A ‘major armed unit’ of Jaish Magawir al-Saura militants is being trained in the 55km zone surrounding the Al-Tanf base, he said.

Almost 2,700 militants are being trained in the US-controlled Al-Tanf zone for activities including the destruction of the oil and gas infrastructure and conducting terrorist attacks against Syrian government forces, RIA Novosti quoted Rudskoy as saying at the Defense Ministry.

He said that some of these militants are being transferred by US Air Force helicopters to the trans-Euphrates region.

In November last year, spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow has information about the US military training militants in the Al-Tanf region. The big US military base is adjacent to the borders of Syria, Iraq, and Jordan, and is close to the highway connecting Baghdad with Damascus.

 

Source: RT

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Alicia Keez

I just wish the USA would pack its shyte and get the he’ll out of there for christs sake.

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“for christs sake” while wearing an abaya/niqab? C’mon Alicia, show us your bütt. Would they go, you’d have an IMMEDIATE TURKISH INVASION of Northern-Syria, over the whole Euphrates east-bank, and they have the absolute will to annex it. You’ve already seen what happened when, for the sale of S-400 and a nuke plant, the Russians pulled out from Afrin? Shame on them! USA won’t pack from southern Syria as long as there’ll be IRGC/Hezbo and Assad won’t decide for the ONLY option which can guarantee a future for Syria : becoming a neutral country. No problem if there is Russian… Read more »

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I think you underestimate Russia and overestimate Isreal, Israel is not the second most powerful military force in the world….I am not sure they would be considered a superpower they possess nucs illegally…one day the world might just demand their illegal nukes… they’re horrible at being politically correct and diplomatic, they need to be destabilized…

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C’mon Alicia, show us your bütt ” Uh Daeshbags, you might want to check the address bar of your browser. This is AMN not Pornhub. Also please don’t ask Alicia to show her bütt, I do not want to go blind. Also please don’t take anything I have written above seriously. I am only kidding. You see I have way too much time on my hands right now and also I have a weird sense of ” humour ” P.S I always make it a point to upvote you whenever the others here downvote you. Any retard can type ”… Read more »

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Russians should evaluate an option to find out how much the Americans are paying these Jihadis per month or per assignment and offer much more to attack back, after all these Islamic Jihadis this so called major armed unit’ of Jaish Magawir al-Saura militants are just like any normal street Dogs hired and are looking for piecemeal bone with some flesh & biscuits.

I am sure these OLA UBER guys know they have no other life and are just living their pathetic life everyday fighting some one some where in Syria slaughtering & killing & getting killed.

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LLS : have you ever seen sat pictures of this base? It’s NOT a big base at all!
It’s what US militaries call a “lilly pad”, and a very small one since they didn’t even bulldozerised an area to allow C-130 to operate, in fact, there’s not even a single MV-22 deployed…
So 2,700 dudes being trained = ???????????????????
Put 200 dudes in this and they’re packed like sardines in a can.
Rudskoy is fücking kidding.
I like the Russians but when they do propaganda, maybe should they consider being credible with stuff you can’t debunk in 30 seconds.

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Not only 27000. Russian and Dictator Assadis can even say. 270,000.

Shameless liers.

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You mean the illegally occupied 50km radius area around the FOB, including the off limits Rubkam refugee camp that neither red cross or crescent can access? The camp that hosts between 50-70.000 people that include for admission of the American ambassador to Jordan “several armed groups” and from which terrorists attacks and armed assaults have been staged on a regular basis? You mean that kind of russian propaganda facts?

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Well put, Gerolamo. But I’m afraid the DoucheBag does not recognize occupation wherever it occurs. If anything, he considers that Palestinians currently occupy Israeli lands for Christ sake. I had the same argument when it came to emerging news that the Mossad has been establishing a base of operation in central Syria, just northeast of the Euphrates using a former Syrian airport named Tabaqa to turn it into the biggest American helicopter hub of the middle-east with US military backing and Saudi funding, a mere tens of KMs from the Deir Ez-zor governorate borders. The Douche just dismissed it as… Read more »

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Thanks for bringing me up to speed, duly noted!!!

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Given the current financial situation Iran is in right now, do your masters in Tehran still pay your salary or are you sitting behind the computer screen for free ?

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Blueriver, and what exactly would be factually wrong in what I said above ? every single element I point out can be supported by open-source and mainstream publications including Israeli ones such as Haaretz and the Jpost, so I don’t know. I simply react when I see bs posts, if you’ve noticed. I never come in and simply spit whatever I please just for the sake of it, unlike other well-known pro-Israeli propagandists on this site using the very same wording and formulas from one account to the other. So I’d rather direct your question to the pro-Israeli trollbots doing… Read more »

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“I like the Russians but when they do propaganda, maybe should they consider being credible with stuff you can’t debunk in 30 seconds.”

Well they certainly do great competition to Fox News and the Pentagon from time to time, but this particular issue is still better supported by facts than your crazy Hasbara hoaxes that usually take a mere 5 seconds for a good laugh and 5 others for a total debunk.

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… aaand if the Syrian gov’t keeps on disregarding US/KSA/Israeli entrenchment East of the Euphrates, such sabotage campaigns will look like child’s play in a future not so far away. But after all it’s their country,not mine, that is at stake. This war will certainly drag on and on and hit many stumbling blocks along the way, even though the bulk of “useful” Syria, population centers, major infrastructure and ressources are located West. Still, oil looting by the US with their Kurdish partners (a very well expected, obvious development) is becoming a pressing issue too at the East. A lot… Read more »

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Miroslav Hájek

We hope that no longer will the american pigs driven out of the illegally occupied territory of a free Syria. And further stretching of the Americans in the world won’t. We Czech soldiers we know who is a thief and a terrorist, and soon there will be a reckoning.

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Nestor Arapa

Totalmente de acuerdo, quienes suministran armas y municiones sin duda es EE.UU., sino de donde sacarían suministros de guerra para sabotear y asesinar soldados Sirios en la zona si ISIS supuestamente se encuentra aislado.

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Jens Holm

Hard to believe any of this. Old picture too.

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EXACT! It’d need a little town in al-Tanf… And there is no, not even big barracks. At the height of operations, it never exceeded the 300 people, in 2017, they even fired 180 of them due to poor performances. Moreover, the guys were trained in Jordan. The al-Tanf “base” is nothing else than an outpost with a few armoured vehicles. The “base” was even partly demolished by a Russian Su-34 in 2016. Now I really ask myself why the Russian comes with such utter BS narrative. Maybe because there were a few sleeper cells of jihadi groups who recently wreaked… Read more »

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Is that the same Al Tank the Yanks sent another 400 troops too beef up the place late last year. Is that the same Al Tanf base Trump told too leave but they stayed instead. is that the same Al Tanf base that as soon as the SAA started advancing on early last year after they had retaken Palmyra that the Yanks attacked them and told them no closer than 40 miles.. Oh you mean the base that doesn’t exist , which is true if you look at a map but a satellite map shows a main base with a… Read more »

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@ Jens Holm
Well I don’t blame you. The Russians really don’t have any credibility especially after they tried passing off video game footage as ” evidence “. Frankly, I used to watch RT just so I could get a good laugh.

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“The Russians really don’t have any credibility especially after they tried passing off video game footage as ” evidence “. ” First, no need for any coverage ever since that one, which is stone cold real deeds committed by US forces, and nothing like Arma 1, 2 or 3. So by your very logic, I should not even care what the US saysor anyone says of the US, beyond that one single video. How is that ? Now about your point : both sides commit gross mistakes, yes. Amateurism is plaguing everything on the media and political front nowadays, it’s… Read more »