Published on May 25, 2015
New declassified reports have revealed that Washington had prior information about the presence of Takfiri terrorists in Syria and their plan to establish their so-called ‘Islamic State’ in the heart of the Middle East. The US Defense Intelligence Agency’s documents, which date back to 2012 and have been published by an American monitoring group, have shed light on the rise of the Takfiri terrorists and their activities in Syria. Based on the papers, Washington saw the rise of the ISIL as an effective tool to implement the West’s policies in the region and to isolate the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. The documents also predicted that the support given by the West, Turkey and the Persian Gulf Arab states to the Takfiri militants would eventually lead to the establishment of a Salafist Principality in Eastern Syria.