Skip to comments.US Gives Intelligence To Assad For Targetting Isis Commanders
Posted on 08/23/2014 9:10:15 AM PDT by GonzoII
Western intelligence agencies have been assisting the Syrian government of Bashar al Assad fight militants of Isis (now called the 'Islamic State'), by providing details on the location of militant leaders for targeted air strikes.
The information was passed to Assad's government by German intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), which acted as an intermediary, a source told the Independent...
In recent weeks, Syrian forces have launched a series of airstrikes against Islamic State commanders and headquarters, as they battle to halt the advance of jihadist forces from their stronghold in the east of the country.
The Assad regime has been accused of covertly supporting Islamic State in the belief that it would swallow up other rebel groups, but Islamic State militants have scored a series of victories against the Syrian army, forcing Assad to step up his campaign against them.
In July and August Islamic State drove jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra from the oil-rich province of Deir Ezzor, and took key Syrian army bases in Raqqa province and Hasakh.
Currently, the Syrian army is engaged in a fierce battle to hold Tabqa airbase in Raqqa province. Its fall would lead Hama, Syria's fourth largest city, open to attack from Islamic State fighters.
Islamic State is also poised to cut off supply lines between Turkey and rival rebel groups in Aleppo, after seizing territory in the north, compromising the Syrian army's attempts to retake the city.
US 'must attack Syria' to defeat Islamic State
On Thursday, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, said that US forces would have to attack Islamic State forces in Syria, as well as Iraq, to defeat it.
US forces have been launching airstrikes in northern Iraq to support beleaguered Kurdish peshmerga, after Islamic State forces seized swathes of northern Iraq.
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Talk about flip-flopping.
What a flip flop! Remember when Kerry called him a war criminal committing genocide. My, how the tabled turn with old Lurch!
Smartest move I’ve seen out of this administration in a while. We don’t have to love Assad to have a common enemy.
Yeah....I was thinking we have a SCHIZO as Prez
What a difference a day makes.
Which way will the wind blow next week?
The enemy of my enemy is not necessarily my friend.
First we train, fund and arm terrorists to overthrow Assad, now we are his ally. And all under one president. I never thought we would see such a thing every happen. The “we must get rid of Assad” to “We need you Assad to kill the cancer we created” is simply amazing
So why is this in the news media? Shouldn’t it be classified?
We have a pile of cognitive dissonance for president, who has to oppose someone else because either they are not ofhis party, or they are simply below him. He has to go against them, much like a crooked lawyer, oh wait...
Can’t wait for that Harf lady to explain this.
How times change.
How could obama ever really be against assad? After he has obamas favorite thing in his name.
No ....this group needs to be killed ASAP...and if we crawl in bed with the devil to kill it....so be it.
Did they get McCain’s permission?
Will we ever learn? Dictators are there for a reason. We take them out and we always regret it because what replaces them is always worse. These countries in the Middle East can operate under dictatorships or go back to the 7th century. I’d rather have the dictators.
Smartest move Ive seen out of this administration in a while. We dont have to love Assad to have a common enemy.
Somebody must be overruling Obama.
Somebody must be over ruling Obama AND Jarrett.
First we train, fund and arm terrorists to overthrow Assad, now we are his ally. And all under one president. I never thought we would see such a thing every happen. The we must get rid of Assad to We need you Assad to kill the cancer we created is simply amazing
Somebody is overruling Obama. Obama is not happy to see ISIS attacked.
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