US And ISIS: Unannounced Allies Against Syrian Arab Army
Less than a year ago, US-led coalition warplanes bombed Syrian Arab Army positions in the vicinity of Deir Ezzor city and its airbase which are both besieged by ISIS over 3 years.
With the death of the city’s defenders, ISIS easily took control of a territory that located close to the airbase.
ISIS had conducted over than 100 suicide attacks against government forces defending the airbase and the part of the city that still under the control of the Syrian forces but was unable to overrun the SAA defense.
However, the US airstrikes dramatically changed the situation in the area. Over 80 elite SAA troops that resisted ISIS for years died in that attack.
The US-led coalition said that it was a mistake.
This claim was ridiculous. If they in that same day searched the phrase “the updated Syrian civil war map” in Google, they would’ve easily found the location of the government forces and avoided comitting such a mistake.
“Accident airstrikes” on SAA targets when the frontline does not change for a very long time is hardly possible.