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Aleppo siege: United Nations envoy 'appalled' by rebel attacks on civilians

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Aleppo siege: UN envoy Mistura 'appalled' by rebel attacks

The UN special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, says he is "appalled and shocked" that rebels in Aleppo are targeting civilians in the city.
The "relentless and indiscriminate" rocket attacks had killed scores of civilians in western Aleppo in the past 48 hours, Mr de Mistura said.

Such attacks could amount to war crimes, he said.



On Friday, rebels began an offensive aimed at breaking the government siege of east Aleppo.

About 275,000 people have been besieged in the east of the city for months.

Russian and Syrian government planes began bombarding Aleppo in September. More than 2,700 people are said to have been killed and injured since then.

Russia suspended its air campaign on 18 October to allow evacuations of sick and wounded people but few have heeded the call to leave.

On Sunday, state media in Syria said rebels had used chemical weapons against government-controlled districts of Aleppo.

A spokesman for one rebel group denied the claim, saying rebel groups did not possess such weapons, the Associated Press news agency reports.

Sana news agency said 35 people in the districts of Dahiyet al-Assad and Hamdaniya had suffered shortness of breath and numbness.
More than 40 civilians are reported to have been killed in western Aleppo since the rebel attacks began, activists say.


http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37816938
 

Team Alucard

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What else do you expect considering we're dealing with Al-Qaeda and Al-Qaeda sympathizers?

"Moderate Rebels" is a farce and always has been.
 

casiopao

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Nah. Those moderate rebels would never attack civilian here. They are for the justice.^_^
 

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They're at a point where they're literally starving to death in mass, all their hospitals have been bombed, and there are less than 10 doctors alive in the city.

Odd how the article mentions Russia providing humantarian corridors that haven't been used and neglected to mention that the Syrian government/Russia used that as a chance to murder evacuating civilians in the past.
 
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They're at a point where they're literally starving to death in mass, all their hospitals have been bombed, and there are less than 10 doctors alive in the city.

Odd how the article mentions Russia providing humantarian corridors that haven't been used and neglected to mention that the Syrian government/Russia used that as a chance to murder evacuating civilians in the past.

The syrian goverment has evacuated rebels and their families to Idlib many times tho

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation-idUSKCN12D2O7
 

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The syrian goverment has evacuated rebels and their families to Idlib many times tho

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-evacuation-idUSKCN12D2O7

From that very article:

The evacuation deals have been criticized by the United Nations which says they set an alarming precedent for the forced resettlement of civilians of besieged areas where starvation has been used as a weapon to force rebels to surrender.

Also:

"These are forced displacements that seek to change the population's makeup with full support of the Iranian and Russian occupiers," the Turkish-based Syrian opposition National Coalition said.
 
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From that very article:

The evacuation deals have been criticized by the United Nations which says they set an alarming precedent for the forced resettlement of civilians of besieged areas where starvation has been used as a weapon to force rebels to surrender.

Also:

"These are forced displacements that seek to change the population's makeup with full support of the Iranian and Russian occupiers," the Turkish-based Syrian opposition National Coalition said.

I didn't say that those displacements are good, I was pointing that the Syrian government has reached deals with rebels in the past so it's likely that they would allow the same in Eastern Aleppo, if you think it logically, if they don't honor said deals they would risk other rebels don't taking similar deals for fear of being attacked instead of relocated and choosing to fight to the death which in time ends up with government forces being killed too.
 

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What a mess. Civilians always get caught in the middle. I really don't have anything else to say other than we have some Syrian refugees where I live and that they are happy to be in Canada, away from this.
 
From that very article:

The evacuation deals have been criticized by the United Nations which says they set an alarming precedent for the forced resettlement of civilians of besieged areas where starvation has been used as a weapon to force rebels to surrender.

Also:

"These are forced displacements that seek to change the population's makeup with full support of the Iranian and Russian occupiers," the Turkish-based Syrian opposition National Coalition said.

You shouldn't pay attention to anything the tools in Ankara are saying.

The Government has opened humanitarian corridors many times to allow civilians (who are more often than not human shields for the scum calling itself "rebels") to get out of there as harmlessly as possible.

As an example of what goes on, my uncle had to leave Raqqa disguised as a woman under a Niqab in order to avoid beeing beheaded.
 
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Aleppo is a total clusterfuck and the faster East Aleppo is liberated from the headchoppers the better. It took long enough for the media to report on headchopper attacks on Western Aleppo, otherwise you'd think they never happen. One outlet even outright lied by omission about "rebel" attacks on Western Aleppo and tried to blame it on SAA/Russians.
 
Remember the moderate rebel video taped cutting out a Syrian soldier's heart and eating it?

Sure, we are proud to have him as a friend of the west. armed and spreading democracy?

Whatever happened to A Qaeda also? Oh, they rebranded into A'Nusra and then changed their name again and are now being armed by? God Knows.

Is there actually moderate opposition in these place?

Yes

In Damascus, working as a political body and not as a ragtag of foreign fighters fighting to "liberate Syria" from alawi infidels.
 
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Now a pro-rebel source is reporting that two rebel groups inside besiged Aleppo are fighting each other, Nour al dein al zenki(The group with the video where they behead a 13-year-old boy) and the Fastaqem Union with an Al Zenki commander having died .
 
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