The US launched an airstrike in the district of Idlib for the elimination of Syrian leader “al-Qaeda”
Us forces on Monday, October 3, airstrike on the Syrian province of Idlib, said the Pentagon. According to the U.S. military, an air strike was made to eliminate one of the most senior leaders of al-Qaeda in Syria” (banned in the Russian terrorist organization “dzhebhat an-Nusra”, in July pereimenovaniya “Dzhebhat al-Fath al-sham), Abu al-Faraj al-Masri. Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry claimed that the Americans never inflict strikes on the positions of this group, reserving it for the overthrow of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The report aviadores in the region of Idlib is published on the website of the Pentagon. “The United States forces today launched an airstrike near Idlib (Syria), aimed at Egyptian citizen Abu al-Faraj al-Masri, also known as Ahmad Salama Mabruk, one of the most senior leaders of al-Qaeda in Syria” and longtime supporter of the terrorist organization that previously had a connection with Osama bin Laden” – said the press Secretary of the defence Department, Peter cook. “We’re still assessing the results of impact”, – stated in the message.
According to cook, the death of al-Masri, if confirmed, will violate and degrade the coordination between the Supreme leaders of al-Qaeda and extremists. “The U.S. military will continue targeting the leaders of al-Qaida, to disrupt their operations and to counteract the threat from the terrorist group”, – assured the representative of the Pentagon.
Informed source RIA “Novosti” reported the destruction in the South-West Syrian province of Idlib al-Masri, one of the closest advisers of the leader group “dzhebhat an-Nusra”. According to the interlocutor of Agency, on the car the terrorist fired two missiles.
The Russian foreign Ministry insist that the US covers “dzhebhat an-Nusra “as a shield”
Currently, the contacts of the USA and Russia on settling the situation in Syria is terminated on the initiative of the American side. About Washington’s decision to suspend the talks was announced on the eve of the state Department. The Department explained that Russia has not fulfilled the promises made to it under the agreement on the ceasefire in Syria, and also are unable to force the Syrian regime to cooperate.
Due to the suspension of cooperation between the United States withdraw its staff, which was to participate in the creation of a Joint Executive center. At the same time, the U.S. military will continue to use the channels of communication with the Russian Ministry of defense, which are used to prevent incidents in airspace of Syria during counter-terrorism operations. The US decision was taken after repeated requests to Russia to stop supporting large-scale government offensive in Aleppo and go to the implementation of peace agreements.
The Russian foreign Ministry responded to the US decision with regret and deep disappointment”, according to an official statement on the website of the Ministry. The collapse of a ceasefire in Aleppo, Moscow has accused of “illegal armed formations”. While the Russian foreign Ministry claim that Russian side tried to normalize the situation, but the Americans did not support Russia’s readiness to declare a 72-hour humanitarian pause in the area.
In addition, Moscow has accused Washington of failing to affect the opposition parties. In particular, the Ministry recalled that the US refused to allow the venting of opposition groups from the road “Castello” for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Aleppo.
Finally, the Russian foreign Ministry once again recently criticized the U.S. for failing to separate the “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” from the moderate opposition. In Russian depodesta said that Washington covers a terrorist group “as a shield.” “We have a growing impression that the desire to achieve the coveted regime change in Damascus, Washington is ready “to conclude a deal with the devil” – to go into an Alliance with notorious terrorists, dreaming to reverse history and force their inhuman enforcers of standards”, – noted in the Ministry.
Moscow has repeatedly accused Washington of supporting “dzhebhat an-Nusra”
Previously, the group “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” appeared in the center of a diplomatic squabble between Russia and the United States. The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with BBC on September 30 said that the United States protects jihadist groups in Syria, to use them to change the Assad regime, therefore never inflicted blows on the positions of militants groups “Dzhebhat al-Fath al-sham, formerly known as “dzhebhat an-Nusra”.
State Department spokesman mark Toner called these words absurd. In response to a reporter’s question, struck, is the U.S. air strikes on “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” in the last six months, the diplomat said: “No, but we should check it out. I can’t say definitely.
Two days before the official representative of the state Department of the USA John Kirby during a press briefing warnedthat in case of failure by Russia of the agreements on the settlement of the Syrian conflict in Syria could produce a power vacuum that could be used by terrorists for possible attacks on Russian cities. The state Department official noted that in this case Russia will continue to send home the military in bags for bodies, and they (the Russians. – Approx. NEWSru.com) will continue to waste resources – even, perhaps, more planes”.
Against this background, the US Secretary of state John Kerry warnedthat Washington will suspend cooperation with Moscow on Syria, if Russia does not take immediate steps to halt the offensive in Aleppo and restore the truce.
The foreign Ministry of the word Kirby was seen as a direct threat. The Department considered that the US is actually inviting terrorists to use weapons against Russia. The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation considered that such statements of the state Department indicate that the leading “civil war” in Syria “opposition” is controlled by the US a terrorist “international”.
Kirby later said that his words were not threats. State Department spokesman explained that only talked about the consequences for Russia, which can lead to a lack of seriousness to implement its obligations on conflict settlement in Syria. Kirby noted that only pointed out the facts. But Russian leadership continued to insist that the US is supporting terrorists in Syria.
The situation in Syria has significantly escalated on 22 September with the resumption of offensive operations by government troops in Eastern Aleppo under rebel control. This issue was discussed at an emergency meeting of the UN security Council. It the US and Britain criticized Russia, and assigned to it the blame for the failure of the agreement on the ceasefire and the bombing of residential areas.