A retired US general has acknowledged that Washington's allies created the ISIL terrorist group to confront the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, Press TV reported.
Retired general Wesley Clark, who was the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO from 1997 to 2000, made the revelation in a recent interview with the CNN.
"ISIS got started through funding from our friends and allies," Clark admitted on Tuesday, using another acronym for ISIL.
The only group that will fight Hezbollah is ISIL because they are "zealots" and resemble a "Frankenstein," he said.
General Clark did not specify exactly which US allies were involved the creation of the ISIL. But he said the terrorist group is part of a strategy to destroy Hezbollah with an army of extremists.
Clark is known for his critical comments regarding Washington's war plans.
In a book published in 2003, he said the US is pursuing a campaign of wars that already started in Iraq and later include Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and finally Iran.
The ISIL terrorists, many of whom were initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012 to destabilize the Syrian government, have seized large parts of territory in Syria and around one-third of the territory of Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.
They have been carrying out horrific acts of violence such as public decapitations and crucifixions against all communities, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.