Ex-Commander Discloses US Plan to Deploy Tens of Thousands of Terrorists at Iraqi-Syrian Borders

TEHRAN (FNA)- The US plans to transfer nearly 65,000 terrorists to the common borders of Syria and Iraq after being trained in the Washington-occupied base in al-Tanf region in Homs province.

The Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid news website quoted former commander of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorist groups in Southern Syria Abu Ans al-Hariri as saying that at present, members of Jeish al-Maqawir, Ahmed al-Abdou and Aswad al-Sharqiyeh terrorist groups are being trained in al-Tanf region in Syria, adding that most of the commanders of these groups are at present in Jordan and are being supported and trained.

Al-Hariri who had earlier been supported by the US Military Operations Command (MOC) stated that Washington also intends to form another military power to prepare for a possible confrontation against Syria and the resistance front.

He said that the terrorists are the Arabian version of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) but they lack a real central command or political formations and cannot make decisions without orders from al-Tanf base.

At present, the US has established ties with certain terrorist groups in Syria, including Jeish al-Izza.

The Arabic-language media outlets had also reported earlier this month that Washington planned to bring back a more dangerous version of the ISIL terrorist group to Iraq and Syria after its failure to achieve its mischievous goals in the region.

The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted Hessam Sho’aib, a Syrian military expert on terrorist organizations, as saying that a recent report by the US-based Institute for Studies of War (ISW) on rebirth of the ISIL terrorists in Iraq and Syria exposed this reality that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had created the ISIL and is preparing the grounds for the return of the terrorist groups, specially the ISIL, to the region.

Sho’aib noted that the ISW’s report on ISIL’s dominance over several regions in Iraq and Syria such as Mosul shows that the US is not looking for establishment of peace in the region and ISIL’s retreat from Raqqa has taken place on CIA’s order and not a defeat in war against the SDF.

He reiterated that the SDF is also a part of the CIA’s plot for Syria, and said, “The US has come to know that it cannot conduct any kind of military operation against Iran, and therefore it has resorted to reviving the terrorist groups to carry out terrorist attacks as a much cheaper scenario for the region.

Sho’aib noted that Washington uses the terrorist groups in the region as a pressure lever, and said that the purpose for reviving the terrorist organizations is preoccupying the regional countries’ armies, specially Iraq, Syria and Iran.