Syrian authorities say they have evidence the recent US-led airstrike against Syrian troops was a deliberate strike to advance ISIS forces in Deir Al-Zour.
According to a report from Russian news agency, Sputnik, Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of a conversation that took place between the United States military and ISIS fighters shortly before the recent U.S. airstrikes on Syrian government positions in Deir el-Zour.
Likewise, the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria stated as much on Monday. “The Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between the Americans and Daesh before the air raid on Deir ez-Zor,” said Hadiya Khalaf Abbas, Speaker of the People’s Council of Syria, as quoted by Al Mayadeen.
These statements appear to suggest that the conversation recorded by the Syrian government will definitively show coordination between the U.S. and ISIS against the Syrian military. Indeed, during her visit to Iran, after the coalition airstrikes on Syrian government troops, the head of the Syrian Parliament stated that the U.S. military actually directed the ISIS attack on the Syrian army, which saw the terrorist organization temporarily gain territory surrounding Deir el-Zour.