Syrian FM says US Coalition allowed ISIS to advance on Iraqi border
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem stated at a meeting on Monday that since the creation of the U.S.-led Coalition, thousands of Syrians, including women and children, have been become victims of the Islamic State’s (ISIS) terrorism.
“If we talk about the east of Syria, since the creation of the so-called US international coalition, thousands of Syrians, including women, children, men and the elderly, have become its victims,” he began.
“All because of the fact that the United States is fighting anything in Syria, except for Daesh…” he continued.
The Syrian Foreign Minister would then go on to accuse the U.S. Coalition of allowing the Islamic State to advance on the Iraqi border from their positions in southeast Deir Ezzor.
“Today, the US assistance to the Daesh group has enabled the latter to reach the Syrian-Iraqi border once again,” Muallem added.
This is not the first time that the Syrian government has accused the U.S. Coalition of aiding the Islamic State; they often blame the terrorist group’s advances in the Euphrates River region on them.