Sounds about right, there’s really no good reason to doubt this.
Excerpted From The Sun: THOUSANDS of ISIS fighters are to be given safe passage out of Iraq to fight in Syria, Russian military leaders claim.
The jihadi army – and their families – will allegedly be let back in to Syria to battle president Bashar al-Assad and his Russian allies.
Nearly a thousand US and British troops have been sent to retake Mosul – the largest city under ISIS control.
The RAF and US Air Force are on standby to support any ground attack with major air strikes.
Excerpted From The Daily Star: Up to 9,000 ISIS fighters and their families will be given safe passage out of the terror group’s Iraqi stronghold, Russian military sources say.
The jihadi army will allegedly be let back in to Syria to fight president Bashar al-Assad.
Britain and the US have faced criticism for failing to stop Assad’s bombing of civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
More than 250 British squaddies and 600 US troops have been sent to Iraq to help its army retake Mosul – the largest city under ISIS control.
The final assault is widely forecast to take place this month.
The military source in Moscow said: “In preparation for the operation in Mosul, US intelligence agencies and Saudi Arabia agreed that before the assault all militants will be offered a safe route to leave the city with their families.
“And at the time of the assault, coalition aircraft would only strike empty buildings, agreed in advance with the militants.
“More than 9,000 ISIS fighters will be transferred to the eastern regions of Syria to follow a major offensive operation, which involves the capture of Deir ez-Zur and Palmyra.”
Saudi Arabia – a Sunni Muslim kingdom – has been accused of supplying funds and arms to ISIS and other Islamic rebel groups fighting Assad – whose power base is Syria’s Shia Muslim minority.
The bloody civil war across Syria and Iraq has been cast as a regional proxy war between Riyadh and archenemy Iran – which is also Shia Muslim.
Vladimir Putin has thrown his military might behind pal Assad as long-time ally Syria has hosted Russian bases since the Soviet era – and gives Russia key access to the Mediterranean. Read the whole thing