Over 250,000 civilians in Deir Ezzor are in imminent danger from a terrorist assault, and it is the US that have created the conditions for this potential massacre. It was a US attack that killed almost one hundred Syrian troops has subsequently allowed Daesh to threaten the people of Deir Ezzor. The Syrian Arab Army and its allies lost critical vantage points, not just the martyrs and the injured soldiers that day.
Interestingly but not surprisingly, the worlds media don’t seem to care about either event. The initial attack by US, UK and Australian forces was blamed on an error in targeting and the US does have a history of killing their own side in conflicts. This was different, the air attack was followed instantly by a successful terrorist assault, which must have been co-ordinated to create maximum effect on the Syrian loyalist forces.
Today’s concerted attack to take the city, which has been under siege for several years and has relied on the local airport, is a direct result of that murderous assault last year. How can the countries involved claim they are fighting terrorism when they supported Daesh in such a blatant manner?
British UK media, who reported for months on a massacre that didn’t occur in Aleppo, are deliberately ignoring a real crisis happening now in Deir Ezzor. The BBC, Daily Mail, the Guardian are all complicit in the catastrophe, not forgetting of course the part the USAF, RAF and RAAF played in being the air cover for terrorists.
The terrorists have just split Deir Ezzor in to two parts.