Intel Drop: Strange Tales, Biden Orders Combat Operation Against Trump’s ISIS Partner


DISCLOSURE: Sourced from Russian government funded media

VT:  We begin with direct intel from Syria.

The presence of the ISIS leader in a committee near Idlib and close to the border with Turkey is additional evidence that the man had eyes guarding him to the point of his liquidation in favor of the al-Jolani organization.

Three events that took place in the past two days confirm this agreement:

  1. Turkey’s implementation of aerial bombardments targeting SDF positions in northern Syria, amid American silence, as well as targeting Kurdish headquarters in northern Iraq..
  2. Announcing an agreement between SDF and Al-Nusra, under US-Turkish sponsorship, according to which SDF will supply Al-Nusra with oil at a value equivalent to $150,000,000.
  3. Neutralizing ISIS in Idlib and releasing the hand of Nusra completely.

All of this confirms that an agreement took place between the Americans and the Turks regarding northern Syria and aims to move from the stage of clash to the stage of building a new front that includes the SDF and Al-Nusra.

perhaps more than “almost”…

Then we ask:

  • Why now?  Why Biden?  Trump loved ISIS, used American planes to aid them against Assad over and over.  We suggest the move against ISIS is a move to punish those who worked with  Trump/Israel against NATO…and to show Putin that the US is capable of learning…

But are we?

Only a week ago, one of our sources, a tribal leader in Deir Ezzor (someone we know personally) told us the US had moved 200 ISIS “cadres” to al Tanf…the US “training zone” along the Jordanian border.  Let us admit that much here is …unclear…

SF: Early on February 3, a suspected US special force landed from several helicopters near the northern Syrian town of Atimah right on the border line with Turkey.

The force came from the direction of Syria’s northeastern region, where the US-led coalition maintains a number of bases.

After landing, the force, which was backed by several attack helicopters, combat drones, and fighter jet, engaged in fierce clashes with unidentified militants while apparently carrying out a kill or capture operation.

The clashes lasted for around two hours. Sputnik and several other news sources reported casualties in the ranks of the attacking force, which eventually withdrew towards the Turkish border.

Atimah is located in the northeastern part of Greater Idlib, along the separation line with Turkish-occupied Afrin. The town is a stronghold of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the region.

On 26 October 2019, a force from the US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) killed ISIS founder and leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi in a similar landing operation in Greater Idlib. The operation, codenamed “Operation Kayla Mueller,” took place in the town of Barisha is located near the Turkish border, just like Atimah.
The target of the suspected kill or capture operation in Atimah was likely a senior terrorist like ISIS current leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, or the leader of al-Qaeda’s Horas al-Din Abu Humam al-Shami.

While HTS leader Abu Mohamad al-Julani is wanted by the US, it is unlikely that he was the target of the operation. The US has not targeted any personnel or assets of HTS for more than three years now.

‘Final Act of Desperate Cowardice’: Biden Claims Daesh Leader Blew Himself Up During US Raid

A building destroyed in the aftermath of a counter-terrorism mission conducted by the U.S. Special Operations Forces is seen in Atmeh, Syria, February 3, 2022. Mohamed Al-Daher/Handout via REUTERS REUTERS THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.02.2022

Ilya Tsukanov

On Thursday, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby announced that US Spec Ops forces had successfully completed a counterterrorism operation in Idlib province, northwestern Syria. Thirteen people, including civilians, were reported to have died in the raid.
The United States has eliminated Daesh’s top commander, President Joe Biden has announced.

“Last night at my direction, US military forces in northwestern Syria successfully undertook a counterterrorism operation to protect the American people and our allies, and make the world a safer place. Thanks to the skill and bravery of our Armed Forces, we have taken off the battlefield Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi- the leader of ISIS. All Americans have returned safely from the operation,” Biden said in a short statement on Thursday.

“Our forces carried out the operation with their signature preparation and precision, and I directed the Department of Defence to take every precaution possible to minimize civilian casualties,” Biden said in an expanded briefing to reporters later in the day. “Knowing that this terrorist had chosen to surround himself with families, including children, we made a choice to pursue a Special Forces raid at a much greater risk to our own people rather than targeting him with an airstrike.”

“Our team is still compiling the report, but we do know that as our troops approached to capture the terrorist, in a final act of desperate cowardice, with no regard to the lives of his own family or others in the building, he chose to blow himself up, not just with a vest but to blow up that third floor rather than face justice for the crimes he has committed, taking several members of his family with him, just as his predecessor did,” Biden added.

Al-Qurashi, 45, was dubbed the second “caliph” of the Islamic State, aka ISIS, aka Daesh, a terrorist group outlawed across the globe, including Russia, after its first leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US raid in October 2019, also in Idlib province.

US commandos descended on the village of Atmeh, situated in Turkish-backed rebel-held Idlib, aboard helicopter gunships in the early hours of 3 February, killing al-Qurashi and scores of other people, including civilians, according to media reports.

A Syrian military spokesman confirmed to Sputnik that 13 people were killed in the US raid.
An unidentified official earlier told the Associated Press that one of the US gunships involved in the operation suffered a mechanical malfunction and was blown up on the ground.

Idlib Terror Stronghold

The village of Atmeh is situated just over the border from Turkey. It’s not clear whether Ankara was made aware of the operation ahead of time, or involved directly. Biden made no mention of Turkey during Thursday’s announcement but did say that the US was “aided by the essential partnership of the Syrian Democratic Forces,” the Syrian Kurdish militia force in control of large swathes of northeastern Syria together with US troops. Turkey classifies the SDF as a “terrorist organization.”

Idlib is home to tens of thousands of militants who evacuated to the region from the rest of Syria amid a series of successful offensives by the Syrian government to clear the country of rebel and jihadist forces. It is often characterized by Western media as Syria’s “last rebel stronghold.” Areas in the north and northeast of the country are occupied directly by Turkish forces, as well as US-backed Syrian Kurdish militias. The US also has a garrison in southern Syria on the border with Iraq and Jordan.

Damascus has vowed to one day restore full control over all of its territories, including Idlib, and has urged all foreign forces not invited into the country by its internationally recognized government to exit immediately. Syrian authorities and media have also accused the US and its allies of working with Daesh and other terrorist groups directly, and of transporting terror commanders aboard helicopter gunships and providing weapons and training to jihadist fighters.


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  1. The ONLY reason there are so many factions and so many different terrorist leaders is so they can baffle us with bullshit. Who could keep up with the many different, yet the same, factions? They all work in concert to present a lie, they are all supported by the same countries and NATO is just an MSM cover story for state terrorism. Just like our scam political system…there are ‘opposite sides’ of the isle, but are owned by the same psychopaths. Everything the state and media do and say is to maintain said facade of sovereignty. Just how much of the animosity/political differences in the world are just plain BS facades? Probably the vast majority, if not all.

  2. It looks more like another bravado and excuses for indifferent office plankton. Unfortunately, the American army in the hands of politicians has gained fame as murderers of weddings and funeral processions. All this can be seen by deeds.

  3. All for show, dear hearts. Reminds me of May, 2011, Obama in the Situation Room, staring intently at “something” along with Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, all pretending that Osama bin Laden hadn’t croaked in December of 2001.

    • You beat me to it, Tommy!

      “Why Biden? Trump loved ISIS,”

      Trump and Biden have about as much say in what happens over there as I do.

  4. Maybe Biden ordered kill him now because ISIS “leader” was just about to give a press conference to tell who is the people from he’s taking orders….

  5. I dont believe a word Biden says about a heroic strike to remove an ISIS leader sorry.
    Saying he blew himself up with some members of his family most likely a lie.
    And in fact they did do a “cowardly” drone strike rather than a “heroic” break in and shoot them up between the eyes operation.
    You think anyone will tell truth about anything happening in Syria? Could be Biden thinks its the truth since his military brass told him so.
    Saying this guy some sort of “ISIS leader”probably a lie…..just someone picked at “random” through CIA AI bot as likely terrorist leader and they killed him and family just like what happened in Afghanistan when we were pulling out and they did a drone strike killed 11 kids to make world “safer” place and show how tough and mean the US military can be.
    Looks like he made the announcement as some sort of proof “we can do it” to anyone anywhere and Russia better look out and this is reason we have troops in Syria, to make world a safer place?
    Just sickening the whole mess.

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