Reports Indicate the CIA is Actively Recruiting ISIS Fighters from Prisons in Syria to Fight in Ukraine
This isn't the first reporting of its kind...
According to sources, the CIA is actively recruiting ISIS militants imprisoned by the United States-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in northeast Syria to join the fight in Ukraine against Russia. The source spoke to Sputnik News and said the United States Army is transferring the militants to the Al-Tanf military base in southern Syria. The transfers are taking place under the pretext of “conducting additional investigations”
“The Kurds have so far handed over several high-ranking leaders and about 90 ISIS fighters to the American side, most of whom are citizens of European Union countries and Iraq, as well as immigrants from Chechnya and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region in China. In the future, Washington intends to send these militants to Ukraine so that they can take part in hostilities against the Russian armed forces.”
The Sputnik source said.
This isn't the first report coming from Syria saying extremist militants are being recruited to fight on behalf of Kyiv against Russia. Since the beginning of Russia’s campaign, hundreds of militants that have once held true to Al-Qaeda, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and ISIS have been reportedly transferred to eastern Europe.
The RT Arabic TV news approximates that 500 ISIS fighters and militants from the Caucasus and Central Asian countries are going through United States-based training. Last month, Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, said military specialists from 64 countries are involved in the Ukrainian military.
In 2015, following the start of the conflict between Ukraine and the separatist republics of the Donbas region, the New York Times reported that ISIS fighters openly sided with Ukraine to fight against the Russian-backed separatists.
Nobody is completely sure of the authenticity of any of this yet as the story evolves…