The members of the so-called “moderate opposition” have conceded Aleppo and lost a symbol of the so-called “revolution”. According to the deal they made with the government, the militants were to abandon the areas populated by civilians and then leave the town on the buses that the government would allocate for their withdrawal. Everything, however, turned out differently. The departure was postponed and the fighting soon resumed, since as the center of reconciliation would report the militants opened fire on the column of buses that arrived to convoy them out of the city.
There are now disputes between Iran and Russia, since the former has set certain preconditions on two Shia villages that are being constantly bombarded by the jihadists. Tehran, as reported by the El-Dorar media source, demanded the right to evacuation wounded people from those areas for militants to successfully leave Aleppo.
In addition, social networks have been filled with pictures of despicable cruelty that pro-government prisoners were subjected to by the jihadists, so people are asking the same question on the Internet over and over again: “How can we let them go?” It is, therefore, not surprising, that certain groups that took part in the fierce liberation of Aleppo are convinced that no “militants should be aloud to leave the city alive.” Iran alone has lost hundreds of volunteers in this campaign.
The question now is to prevent civilian casualties and allow Russia to keep the promise of a ceasefire being carried on. However, Western media sources have jumped their beloved Russophobia bandwagon yet again, accusing Moscow of disrupting the evacuation of the militants that participated in the Battle of Aleppo, regardless of the fact that Turkey has already stated that these accusations have nothing to do with reality. At the same time, everybody prefers to ignore the fact that hundreds of thousands of civilians have been liberated from the cruel rule of radical militants.
However, the evacuation is being delayed, but the disruption of the cease-fire will not change the main theme – Aleppo is now recaptured, and the so-called “moderate opposition” suffered the largest defeat in the entire history of the Syrian war.
The city is now being demined and prepares for the transition to peaceful life that this long-suffering Syrian community deserved a long time ago.
Pretty much every media source in the world says there’s an urgent need for humanitarian missions, but besides Russia nobody has ever sent a truck with canned food or medicines. As for the UN, OSCE and the Red Cross, they have all turned their backs on the people of Aleppo, assuming that hysterical cries about nonexistent crimes in Aleppo that Western media sources have been spreading at Obama’s demand will feed and warm the residents of Aleppo better than a chunk of bread and a blanket.
UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, instead of the mobilizing the international humanitarian organizations to help those who fled Aleppo, is frightening the world with his vision of the future transformation of the Idlib province, where militants are now being transported, saying it will be the second Aleppo.
Maybe Mr. De Mistura will hint us about other options for the flow of militants leaving Aleppo? – For example, they can be sent to Iraq – in response to the steps taken by the American coalition that allowed militants to leave Iraqi Mosul and organize an attack on the Palmyra with captured the weapons and combat vehicles that they’ve captured on the way.
Or would these militants be better off in Europe, that is spending a lot of time and resources to support armed groups of the so-called “moderate opposition” in Syria.
By the way, as it turned out after the liberation of Aleppo, there was no “opposition” groups, no “local councils” or notorious “White Helmets”, just like various “human rights champions” that Western media sources fell in love with. According to the testimonies of Aleppo civilians, all they had was famine, total terror and the imminent torture and death for those who attempted to leave the territory occupied by radical militants.
Government troops found 3 thousand Jabhat al-Nusra militants in Eastern Aleppo, instead of 200 that we were being told about by the corporate media.
In addition, alternative media sources say that the Syrian army in Aleppo has successfully captured foreign military experts, who fought on the side of the radical militants. In particular, the publication of 21st Century Wire says that the Syrian special forces have taken at least 14 US coalition instructors alive, which took refuge in a bunker in the east of Aleppo. The media source has even published a list of their names. Most of those are citizens of Saudi Arabia, but there’s also instructors from Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, the United States and even Israel. While Syrian Syrian journalists claim that Damascus has captured “NATO officers” in Aleppo, including those from the United States, France, Germany and Turkey as well as Israel.
We are now seeing publications about who the incomes of the so-called “White Helmets”. There is every reason to believe now that the organization is supervised by the British intelligence services and is directly sponsored by George Soros.
Without a doubt, Aleppo is just beginning to reveal dirty secrets of the Obama administration and its allies, such as Great Britain, France and the EU. And for sure, new “revelations” will not improve the public image of Barack Obama and the policies he has been pursuing.
Jean Périer is an independent researcher and analyst and a renowned expert on the Near and Middle East, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”