The US is playing a double game in Syria by using the purported fight against the Takfiri ISIL group as a pretext to target the Syrian government, an analyst tells Press TV.
“It is very, very obvious that the US is playing a double game in this so-called war against ISIL,” Wayne Madsen, an investigative journalist, said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“We saw the US bombing the Syrian city of Raqqa two days after ISIL forces departed the city. We also know that the US bombed a Syrian air force base where ISIL was not present. So it appears, in those cases, the target was the Syrian government,” Madsen added.
“And now we have the case of US weapons falling into the hands of ISIL that were supposed to go to the Syrian Kurds.”
The remarks come following the release of a video from northern Syria showing masked militants inspecting the military equipment airdropped by the US directly into areas controlled by the ISIL near the Syrian border city of Kobani.
The US Central Command on Sunday said the airdrops, which have been provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq, were “intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL’s attempts to overtake Kobani.”
The US and its allies also say they are carrying out airstrikes against the Takfiris in Syria and Iraq in order to curb their advances in the region. The air raids have so far failed to halt the militants’ gains.
The ISIL terrorists currently control swathes of territory across Syria and Iraq. They have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of people.