by Afraa Dagher
At this time, the world’s eyes are directed to Aleppo, in particular to the eastern part. This is the hottest zone in Syria, especially for the west and its mainstream media, but only involving propaganda against our government. The west does not report on the Syrian Arab Army’s unilateral humanitarian truce in Aleppo. It does not report on the response by the western-backed moderate terrorists there.
On Thursday 20 October, this humanitarian pause began. The government opened 6 civilian corridors to bring sick, wounded, elderly, and other civilians from the western-backed terrorists controlled neighborhoods. Two corridors were opened to transport terrorists from Aleppo to Idlib. Green buses were sent for the armed “moderate” terrorists. Ambulances were sent for the ill. Buses were sent to evacuate civilians. Food trucks were sent for all.
The terrorists who occupied Darayya got on buses and were taken to Idlib. The terrorists of Aleppo refuse to leave. They killed 14 civilians who tried to evacuate, some by snipers, and wounded 30. They use the civilians as human shields.
On 6 October Special Envoy Steffan de Mistura offered himself as a human shield to protect armed terrorists who he thought wanted to leave.
If you decide to leave in dignity with your weapons, to Idlib [which became a state of terrorists by the full will of the west] or anywhere you wanted to go, I personally am ready, physically, to accompany you. I can’t guarantee more than my own personality and body. — de Mistura’s offer
Western media used this offer to increase lies against Syria, with de Mistura’s help. He claimed that Syria was using 900 “former” members of Jabhat al Nusra as “easy alibi” to fight “rebels.” He did not say they are all terrorists.
One family was able to escape the terrorists via Bustan al Qasser corridor and with the help of the Syrian Arab Army safely reached the building of the al Ba’ath Party.
Syrian TV met this escaped family from this part of Aleppo — only one family. The elder told our TV how these terrorists put the civilians under siege, steal their food to sell it to them at very high prices. The woman and her kids were crying, asking our army to liberate all Aleppo and get rid of these mercenaries. Our army is advancing and plans to liberate all of Aleppo and all of Syria. It becomes more difficult when terrorists hold our civilians hostages as human shields. Even though western media lies that our soldiers kill us the truth is our soldiers protect us.
They asked why de Mistura never asked terrorists to let civilians leave.
Western media did not ask this question.
The terrorists use the pauses for humanitarian aid and ceasefires to regain their breath, to re-group and re-arm. The west and its media call for humanitarian aid ceasefires and then ignore the reality of what happens. It is another trick of the west to re-supply their proxies killing our people. The Nusra front mobilizes more fighters to attack Aleppo, brings them from the countryside of Aleppo and Idlib, exploiting that the world is busy demanding humanitarian corridors. This is the west that shamelessly ignore the murders of the 14 civilians and the 30 Syrians wounded when they tried to leave the neighborhoods holding civilians hostage. This is the west whose governments are holding anti-Syria rallies with celebrities demanding what was done to Libya be done to us.
Though there are terrible sanctions against us the terrorists are equipped with advanced weapons like anti-jet and GRAD missiles.
We cannot close our eyes about Iraq, either. Western media has the double standard. They support civilians that try to flee the terrorists in al Mosul. They ignore the civilians in Aleppo that try to flee terrorists in eastern Aleppo. In Syria they call the terrorists victims.
The US troops in Iraq are preparing for more destruction in this region. The Iraqi forces recently seized 36 shells fitted with chemical substances. If 36 are found, how many are there that have not been found?
The plan of US and NATO is to deploy Iraqi ISIS fighters into Syria and to create another chemical attack with the accusation to be used against our army — even though OPCW-UN reported that we turned over all chemical weapons in June 2014. Western media forgot that John Kerry said that our government gave “100 percent” of the CWs to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
Though the following interviews of Syrians under terrorist occupation took place in Madaya, the descriptions of theft of food by the takfiri for resale at massively inflated rates and daily life under rule of takfiri also describes what is happening under al Qaeda controlled eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo.
24 October update: Forty-eight Syrians were safely evacuated by the SAA via the Bustar al Qasr corridor.