Yesterday, the US president announced the victory over ISIL gained in Syria and the destruction of their last stronghold in the Syrian Baghuz Fawqani area on the left bank of the Euphrates River.
However, it is worth recalling that this was the third capture of Baghuz Fawqani by the Syrian democratic forces units over the past year and a half, and this victory was achieved at the cost of complete destruction of all civilian infrastructure and death from coalition attacks, according to preliminary estimates, no less than seven thousand local residents, that is 25% of the total pre-war population of the so-called “Hajin Triangle”.
The Americans, as well as did before in Ar Raqqah, repeated their regular “feat”, where behind the loud statements about the victory over ISIL there were only ruins and mountains of corpses.
But as an evidenced by the real facts, the Americans have failed to cope with ISIS. A number of gang leaders with their families were evacuated from Raqqah and Deir ez-Zor by the US helicopters. Hundreds of militants were given the opportunity to hide in Iraq. Now they are trying to penetrate into Syrian territory by small groups.
Their families were taken by the Americans as hostages to the Al-Hawl refugee camp in Al-Hasakah governorate. More than two hundred ISIS fighters, who surrendered in Baghuz Fawqani, guarded by the US military, were forwarded through Jordan to Al-Tanf. As for foreign mercenaries, most of them disappeared in an unknown direction.
Thanks to these coalition actions, the terrorists still maintain their presence in the Syrian Desert and a number of Iraqi provinces.
For comparison, the government forces, with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces, liberated three and a half times more territory of Syria in a much shorter period of time, defeating the largest and most powerful Daesh groups and freeing such cities as Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor, Abu Kamal, Al Mayadin and others.
And the US-backed SDF mainly conducted military operations in a desert area, in the absence of fortified areas of militants and large populated areas, without conducting a single humanitarian operation to save the population.
Such indicators for the military machine of the United States and its Western allies are no match for the tremendous successes in the liberation of the Syrian land from ISIS by government troops with the support of the Russian Aerospace Forces.