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Reddit User Claimed Inside Info 3 Weeks Ago About Yesterday's Attack on US Soldiers in Syria, Predicted False Flag

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On December 19th President Donald Trump announced a complete withdrawal of American troops from Syria:

This announcement was unexpected and extremely controversial.

Ten days later a Reddit user “Lone_Traveller” made a post on the “conspiracytheories” subreddit claiming to have insider information that the next few weeks would see an attack on American troops in Manbij. This surprise attack would allegedly kill multiple troops with the goal of blaming Assad and disrupting withdrawal of troops from Syria.

The archived post reads as follows:

US Soldiers will be killed in Syria in the coming weeks.

Hello Everyone, Not sure where else to post this. But the insider word in the intelligence community is that several US Soldiers in Syria will be killed in the coming days or weeks. A small operation in the Manbij area will include IEDs and sniper fire killing several US operators. The ultimate goal is to blame the operation on SAA soldiers from Assads forces. Thus creating public outcry and forcing the US to stay in the area. Assad will immediately deny knowledge of the event. A video will surface of a killed soldier from Assads forces in an attempt to prove that they participated in the attack.

Russia will immediately deny the claim. The media will report heavily that Assads forces have attacked the United States and allies in Syria. I will hold off on who and why is behind the event until it happens. There will be false talk of Iranian insurgents doing the attack but at the end of the day, the truth wont matter. The US will halt the leaving of Syria while looking into further action.

On January 16th a terror attack killing US troops did occur in Manbij, although the MSM has credited ISIS rather than Assad for the attack.

Despite the attack, the Trump administration is ignoring pressure and continuing with its withdrawal plans. Washington Times reports:

The U.S.-led coalition earlier confirmed that U.S. troops had been killed in an explosion in Manbij, Syria. The extremist group, also known as ISIS, said it is responsible.

In a statement later Wednesday, Mr. Pence said he and President Trump “condemn the terrorist attack in Syria that claimed American lives and our hearts are with the loved ones of the fallen. We honor their memory and we will never forget their service and sacrifice.”

Did this redditor have insider information as he claims, or was this a guess?

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