by Scott Creighton
[It should be noted for historical context that back in Nov. of 2013, it wasn’t “ISIS” that was supposedly fighting the Syrian army in Deir Ezzor, but instead, it was our “moderate rebels”
“Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor is effectively a divided city, split between government and opposition-held areas.
The rebels briefly gained an upper hand when they captured the Siyasiyeh Bridge in late January, effectively cutting off regime supplies to the adjoining province of Hasakeh. But the price tag was a heavy one.” News Deeply
Now ask yourself how did these “rebels” magically turn into “ISIS” while the Syrian army was combating them and then ask yourself if you really believe the Pentagon when they say they “accidentally” bombed Syrian forces in support of these “Rebels/ISIS” just outside the strategically important city.]
SANA News is reporting the news that US coalition aircraft have attacked and destroyed two bridges that span the Euphrates River in the countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province.
“Aircrafts of the US-led international coalition launched strikes on two main bridges on the Euphrates River in the countryside of the eastern Deir Ezzor province.
SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said Wednesday that the strikes resulted in the destruction of al-Asharah Bridge that links the river’s two banks in the eastern countryside of the province only few hours after destroying al-Mayadin Bridge.
The destruction of the two bridges aims at disconnecting the areas located on both banks of the river, the reporter noted.” SANA News
I have yet to find confirmation that it was US coalition forces that destroyed the bridges but it should also be noted that if true, this isn’t the first time US coalition forces have targeted and destroyed critical civilian infrastructure in Syria as they “fight “ISIS””.
“Late last year, the coalition’s aircrafts destroyed two electricity plants in al-Radwaniyeh area and water pumping stations in al-Khafseh area, east of Aleppo, in addition to claiming hundreds of civilian lives.” SANA News
Starting to look like a pattern.
This strategically beneficial move would seem to be in favor of “ISIS” not the Syrian army in that the terrorists just recently staged a major push in Deir Ezzor yesterday which was repelled by the Syrian army.
“The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a new offensive in the Al-Sina’a District of Deir Ezzor on Monday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses from the Saqr Island axis near the Euphrates River.
ISIS began the assault by launching several missiles and mortar shells towards the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the western bank of the Euphrates; this forced the 242nd Regiment to withdraw towards the Al-Sina’a District.
Following the 242nd’s withdrawal to Al-Sina’a, ISIS landed at the western bank of the Euphrates, launching their attack on the district from this axis.
With the 242nd under attack, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Qassem Group” (Special Forces) arrived in Al-Sina’a to help drive back the terrorists storming the district’s eastern perimeter.
These reinforcements would prove necessary, as the Qassem Group pushed the Islamic State militants back across the river after an intense battle on Monday.” AMN
The battle for Dier Ezzor has been raging for quite sometime. There was a major fight back in 2014. This map shows the battle at that time in pretty good detail.
I believe what is listed as al-Anafat Bridge on this image may actually be what the previous article referred to as al-Asharah Bridge but I can’t be sure of that.
Deir Ezzor has been a key part of this fight since 2013.
Getting back to my original point, take a look at this battle map from 2013 when the fight was against the “moderates” of the Free Syrian Army and al-Nusra (al-Qaeda in Syria).
Now look at this one from 2015. Suddenly the fight is against “ISIS”
Wanna know why we bombed that location over the airport a week ago and then said it was an “accident” when it certainly wasn’t? Because they have dug a hole for themselves saying they are only in Syria to fight “ISIS” so whenever a bomb is dropped, it has to be against them and not the Syrian government or civilian infrastructure. Without a ruling from congress or a mandate from the people, the US is not allowed to openly wage war on the legitimate government of Syria. So they are stuck and in this case, just like last week when they killed Syrian troops, they are forced to appear as if they are actually supporting “ISIS”, the dreaded boogyman they created to justify military involvement in Syria.
Notice how the trend with the complicit media is to stop talking about “evil ISIS” and instead shift their propaganda to Russian and Syrian troops instead. That’s because they can’t step up their efforts in support of our terrorist regime change mercs in country without risking the public starting to wonder why Obama (who is currently an active surrogate for Clinton) supports “ISIS”
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