The Pentagon reiterated that it is the result of an American strike destroyed the “spokesman” of the so-called “Islamic state” (ISIS/ISIL, a banned terrorist group) Abu Mohamed al-Adnani. Recall that on the death of the “Herald” of terrorists became known on August 31 — the fact of his death was confirmed by his colleagues. The U.S., however, has questioned the statement of the Ministry of defense of Russia, who claimed that al-Adnani was killed in an airstrike caused a Russian su-24. According to the version of the defense Department of the United States, a terrorist was killed in one of a series of precision strikes by the us military on ISIS leaders.
The first anonymous denials of involvement in videoconferencing to the death of al-Adnani appeared on 1 September. Official representative of Russian defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov called these statements the United States attempts “to justify their ignorance.” However, now the Pentagon official — the mouth of the press Secretary, Peter cook, a — level, said the elimination of al-Adnani by American forces.
In order to understand the impact of the forces of any country still killed al-Adnani must be presented with irrefutable evidence. Can they be from Russia or the US?
— As far as our military establishment has such evidence, I is difficult to judge, as well as whether they are from the American side, — said in an interview with “MK” military expert Michael KHODARENOK.
— Can be reasons for one side, yet having evidence, is in no hurry to submit them?
— Certainly, can. It is likely that even in the presence of evidence of his involvement in the elimination of one or the other party holds them in order to publish at the right time in the right place.
The elimination of certain iconic figures can often lead to fracture in the military campaign, reminded the expert. It is therefore logical that the US and Russia wanted to destroy the “Herald” of ISIS to take credit for: “This is a performance indicator of warfare,” concludes Michael Khodarenok.
The importance of the figure of al-Adnani ISIS no doubt. Propaganda work on the Internet, to the public — some of the key features of the group, which allowed her to get more “recruits” and media attention than other terrorist movements. However, experts urged not to rejoice in the death of “press Secretary” of ISIS. In particular, it was noted in an interview with “MK” on Islam, President of the Institute of religion and policy, member of the Council for cooperation with religious associations under the President of the Russian Federation Alexander Ignatenko, do not forget about the complexity of the propaganda machine of ISIS. Al-Adnani is eliminated, and the system remained”, — the expert reminded.