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US likely to carry out ground invasion in Iraq, Syria: Analyst

The United States is likely to carry out a ground invasion in Iraq and Syria, says a political commentator.

Stephen Lendman, an author and radio host from Chicago, told Press TV in an interview Friday, “I honestly expect a US ground invasion in Iraq and in Syria and I suspect if and when it happens; we won’t know about it initially until it’s well underway.”

Lendman also stated that what the United States is doing is not to stop the ISIL Takfiri militants but to support them.

“And you can see what’s going on. They advance; they gain new territory and the reason is because America’s bombings certainly do nothing to destroy this group. It’s really supporting this group.”

Reports say ISIL has been gaining more ground in Syria’s strategic town of Kobani near the Turkish border despite the fact that the US-led coalition has been engaged in airstrikes against ISIL positions near the town.

The US and its Arab allies started the attacks in Syria late September.

The battle for Kobani between ISIL and Kurdish forces has forced more than 200,000 people from their homes.

Lendman expressed grave concern for the people of Kobani, saying, “I think what is going on in Kobani right now is to let ISIL come in and create a massacre situation to arouse world anger.”

The analyst also stated that Washington wants to “enlist other countries to join America in its crusade” to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The ISIL terrorists control large parts of Syria’s northern and eastern territories. The ISIL also sent its militants into Iraq in June, quickly seizing vast expanse of land straddling the border between Iraq and Syria.

Article Source: Press TV