Who tipped off ISIS for attack that killed the Russian general?

Cracking this mystery tops the Kremlin’s concerns ever since Lt. Gen. Valery Asapov’s death in an ISIS attack outside Deir ez-Zour on Saturday, Sept 23, made him the highest-ranking Russian officer to die in the Syrian war. Putin’s high stake in the mystery is uncovered in the latest issue of DEBKA Weekly out on Friday, Sept. 29.

Russia’s top soldier Gen. Valery Gerasimov spoke at the funeral Thursday of “a treacherous shell” which cut short Asapov’s life, a hint at the suspicion of betrayal from inside the Russian-Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah camp of allies fighting in Syria. A tip-off was presumed, because the ISIS shelling was unusually precise, showing knowledge of the general’s exact whereabouts.

Gerasimov revealed for the first time that Gen. Asimov was last year secretly seconded to the Syrian army as commander of the Syrian Fifth Attack Troop Corps of volunteers.vThis corps was formed in late 2016, and equipped and advised by the Russians. But neither Damascus nor Moscow had disclosed that it was under Russian command, or that it was being built up as a Russian version of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps – without Iran.

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11 thoughts on “Who tipped off ISIS for attack that killed the Russian general?

  • Sep 28, 2017 @ 19:28 at 19:28
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    And what of the unusually quick and accurate attack on General Mattis when he arrived at the Kabul airport? Could these high-level attacks be indicative of extensive information sharing between national actors and the rebel fighters?

    • Sep 29, 2017 @ 2:06 at 2:06
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      Obama left overs in the pentagon sell out Mattis
      Iranians sell out the Russian guy

      • Oct 2, 2017 @ 0:13 at 0:13
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        With the 8 years Obama had in place, I’m certain there are muslim sell-outs in certain places, who know things, and will pass that knowledge on. But the US is not alone, . . . there will always be “Et tu Brute?”, Benedict Arnold, and others willing to give away their country for money, fame, notoriety, or whatever.

      • Oct 2, 2017 @ 0:16 at 0:16
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        Please. The guys at the Petagon revere Mattis. Seriously.

  • Sep 28, 2017 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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    cia and mossad tip off what else

  • Sep 29, 2017 @ 3:01 at 3:01
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    many people think they can use traditional tactics with Muslims which historically has failed. lying and dying for their belief is instilled at an early age. using Muslim to turn on their own has high risks. The truth is after nuremberg this political correctness in war has hamstrung the military . ( see Korea and viet nam) . its been said never go to war, but if you do, go to win. how do you win when the enemy kills every opportunity men women and children or whoever, with gas , trucks, bombs or any other weapon they can get their hands on, while the political correctness west spends 100k for a smart bomb to kill the other side. General Pershing once told Muslim militants he would execute them in a pit filled with pigs blood if they continued their suicede attacks, they stopped. In SF chinatown a tong war was stopped when the police threatened to check papers for every person in chinatown and deport every illegal. Fight to win or get out.

  • Sep 29, 2017 @ 4:17 at 4:17
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    Man that would have been hilarious if the jihadis got mattis. Trump would of shat himself for sure.

    • Oct 3, 2017 @ 2:41 at 2:41
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      What you consider hilarious tells more than a lot about the health of your mental status. Get some help!

  • Sep 29, 2017 @ 9:58 at 9:58
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    Does the Swamp extend out that far? Not unless parts of it work in collusion with Iran, I would guess.

  • Sep 29, 2017 @ 13:00 at 13:00
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    of course that’s the work America..the biggest supporter of terror [ ISS) in the world bent on defaming destroying countries that have independent foreign policies…..

  • Oct 2, 2017 @ 11:45 at 11:45
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    T he swamp is full ow water snakes-if you cluth one to your chest it will bite you-cleaan house -move fast-they breed more fast each day==In LV the political party the”disrupters are at work–I say save your money boys the south will rise again.

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