East StratCom disinformation claim:

The West is using proxy forces (terrorist groups like ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Nusra) to destroy the secular government of Syria.

Documentation for claim

Period/date: 15. June 2016

Debunk claim:

The European Union member states are committed to jointly fighting terrorism and providing for the best possible protection for its citizens. To this end, in 2005 the Council adopted the EU counter-terrorism strategy (http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/policies/fight-against-terrorism/).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by European Values Think-Tank in Disinformation Review issue 31. The item is located at row number 39 in the report.

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