According to the Washington Post, President Trump has terminated all CIA programmes providing support to jihadists in Syria.

According to the daily, this decision was probably taken during a meeting with CIA’s Director, Mike Pompeo, and the National Security Adviser, General H.R. McMaster. This closed meeting would have taken place before the Trump-Putin meeting on 7 July 2017 during which a cease-fire in the South of Syria was announced. This chronology would prove that the Trump administration was bowing down to Russia.

But according to our information, this decision would have been taken around 20 May 2017. Furthermore, the decision would apply not just to jihadists in Syria but to all jihadists wherever in the world they may be. On the basis of this decision, Donald Trump would have been able to deliver his speech at Riyadh calling upon all Muslim states to break ties with all jihadists including their political matrix, the Muslim Brotherhood.

In Syria, the US is now supposed to be fighting Daesh in support of the Kurds belonging to the PKK/YPG.

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow”, Greg Jaffe & Adam Entous, The Washington Post, July 19, 2017.

Anoosha Boralessa