Syria accuses Americans of supporting IS after U.S. helped free most of country from the group

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Walid Muallem
Syrian Foreign Minister

“The Americans are using ISIS as a scarecrow. At the same time they are feeding ISIS, encourage them, protect ISIS leaders and help them move from one area to another.”
Source: RT, Dec. 25, 2019
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The U.S. fights Islamic State.

On Dec. 25, the Russian state-owned media outlet RT (Russia Today) published an interview with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muhallem, in which he accused the U.S. of using the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” as a “scarecrow” while “feeding” the terror group and protecting its leaders.

Such claims from the Syrian government and Russian state media, as well as government officials and military commanders are not new. Polygraph.info has fact-checked a…

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