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US supplying munitions to Daesh, Nusra terrorists: Top Syrian general

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
This file picture shows Daesh Takfiri militants at an unknown location in Syria.

A high-ranking Syrian military commander says the United States is supplying various kinds of munitions to Daesh Takfiri terrorists and members of the foreign-sponsored and Takfiri Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – previously known as the Nusra Front – militant group, not the so-called moderate armed opposition.

“We know that the United States delivered 1,421 truckloads of military hardware between June 5 and September 15 this year to terrorists in Syria. The weapons were purportedly intended to be used in the fight against terrorists, but eventually fell into the hands of Daesh and Nusra Front militants,” the chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Syrian Army, General Ali al-Ali, said in Damascus on Monday.

He added that Takfiri terrorists in Syria were getting weapons bought under the Pentagon's program of assistance to armed anti-Damascus moderates.

Walid Khali, a Syrian army official, also said Jabhat Fatah al-Sham terrorists, who attacked Russian troops stationed in Syria’s west-central province of Hama on September 18, carried weapons made in the United States, Belgium and France.

The remarks came a day after Secretary General of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said the United States is using its air force to protect Daesh militants from Syrian government forces.

“The United States protects Daesh in several regions of Syria by using aircraft, and prevents the Syrian army to end with the terrorists,” Nasrallah said.

The Hezbollah leader said Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters from popular defense groups should mop up the country's territory of the Takfiri terrorists, otherwise the militants would continue their attacks.

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