Aleppo Terrorists Lay down Arms, Cooperate with Syria Government, Americans Bomb Aleppo

US A10s bomb Aleppo, Blame Russia

Aleppo Terrorists Lay down Arms, Cooperate with Syria Government: Russia

Aleppo Terrorists Lay down Arms, Cooperate with Syria Government: Russia

Moscow says some opposition groups in the Syrian city of Aleppo are breaking ranks with militants and cooperating with the government.

In Dara’a Province, several groups have agreed to lay down their arms, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told reporters in Moscow on Thursday.

“Syrian opposition groups have been productively sharing intelligence with us. Many are shifting to cooperation with the Syrian government,” he said.

Aided by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army is closing in on the last pockets of militant positions in Aleppo which borders Turkey.

Konashenkov said terrorists are trying to flee to Turkey

Konashenkov said terrorists are trying to flee to Turkey, “blending into” civilians as they know Russian jets won’t attack peaceful population, the Tass news agency reported.

“Mass desertion is fixed among gunmen groups operating in the area of Aleppo. Terrorists intimidate local population and use force to drive people to the Turkish border,” he said.

He said terrorists were dropping their weapons and trying to hide among the civilians.

The spokesman also turned the tables on the US over allegations that two hospitals had been targeted in Russian airstrikes in Aleppo.

US warplanes, he said, had flown from Turkey to hit targets inside Aleppo on Wednesday.

“Only, aviation of the anti-ISIS [Daesh] coalition flew over the city yesterday,” Konashenkov said in a statement.

“At 13:55 Moscow time, two US Air Force A-10 attack aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkish territory. Reaching Aleppo by the most direct path, they made strikes against objects in the city,” he added.

The statement came after the Pentagon accused Russian and Syrian government forces of destroying two main hospitals in Aleppo in air raids.

Konashenkov said Russian warplanes only hit targets some 20 km (12 miles) from the city on Wednesday.

He said Russian armed forces and their partners “have deployed a multi-layered intelligence system that ensures reliable detection of targets.”

“Only after multiple checks of the obtained data and ruling out any risks for peaceful civilians, airstrikes are delivered at those targets,” he told reporters.

The US has been carrying out airstrikes inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Syrian government or a UN mandate.

Brett McGurk, special envoy of US President Barack Obama, said Wednesday Russian airstrikes around Aleppo “directly promote” the rise of Daesh.

Syria’s government advances and militant losses have unleashed a chorus of warnings by the West and its regional allies about a new wave of refugee influx.

On Wednesday, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned that the humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Aleppo, saying the surge in fighting has displaced about 50,000 people, Press TV reported.

US A-10s bombed city of Aleppo on Wednesday, shifted blame onto Moscow – Russian military

Two US Air Force A-10 warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo Wednesday, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two hospitals, despite no Russian flights over the city.

“Yesterday, at 13:55 Moscow time (10:55 GMT), two American A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew right to the city of Aleppo and bombed targets there,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.

Also on Wednesday, Konashenkov referenced, the Pentagon’s spokesman, Colonel Steven Warren claimed that Russian warplanes allegedly bombed two hospitals in Aleppo.

“In his words, some 50,000 Syrian have been allegedly deprived of vital services,” Konashenkov said, pointing out that Warren forgot to mention either hospitals’ coordinates, or the time of the airstrikes, or sources of information. “Absolutely nothing.”

“No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area yesterday. The nearest target engaged was over 20km away from the city,” Konashenkov stressed, adding that on the contrary, airplanes from the US-led anti-ISIS coalition were active over Aleppo, “both aircrafts and UAVs.”

“I’m going to be honest with you: we did not have enough time to clarify what exactly those nine objects bombed out by US planes in Aleppo yesterday were,” Konashenkov said. “We will look more carefully.”

“The situation in and around Aleppo has become, in our view, increasingly dire,” Col. Steve Warren, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, said Wednesday. “With the destruction of the two main hospitals in Aleppo by Russian and regime attacks, over 50,000 Syrians are now without any access to live-saving assistance.”

Warren added, “There’s little or no ISIL in the Aleppo area, so they’re kind of, at this point, separate fights.”

The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry drew attention to the stunning similarity of the situation with the American airstrike on the Medecins Sans Frontieres hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and the US bombing of the positions of the Iraqi army in Fallujah.

“What they do first is make unfounded accusations against us – to deflect blame away from themselves. If it goes on like this, we’re going to make two media briefings: one for ourselves, another for those coalition guys,” Konashenkov said.

Western countries never bothered to share intelligence on terrorists in Syria with Moscow, although they did accept Russian maps with terrorists’ positions marked, the Russian MoD’s spokesman said.

“Now they criticize us, saying we fly wrong way and bomb wrong places. Should we send them more maps?” Konashenkov questioned.

He recalled what the Russian Defense Ministry had pointed out earlier – the more terrorists Russia destroys the more it is being accused of indiscriminate airstrikes.

“If you look at how Western media presents information, it looks like the cities not controlled by the Syrian government are full of peaceful opposition and human rights activists,” the spokesman said.

The Russian Defense Ministry and its partners in Syria operate multilevel intelligence, maintaining unimpeachable target spotting, the MoD representative said, adding that all airstrikes are delivered only after repeated verification of a target to avoid civilian casualties. Konashenkov said intelligence also comes from the armed units of the Syrian opposition.

Konashenkov accused Western TV channels of presenting the ruins of the city of Aleppo, devastated long before the Russian Air Force was deployed to Syria, as the results of recent Russian airstrikes.

“An experienced orchestrator has a finger in this pie,” the spokesman said. “The obvious trend is to trumpet about alleged Russia sins and be silent about the ‘effectiveness’ of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition in Syria.”

The Russian Air Force has performed over 500 sorties, eliminating nearly 1,900 terrorist facilities in Syria between February 4 and February 11. The Defense Ministry reports that two senior terrorist field commanders have been killed.

“Over the past week, February 4-11, the planes of Russia’s aviation group in Syria made 510 sorties during which 1,888 facilities of terrorists were destroyed in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Hama, Deir ez-Zor, Daraa, Homs, Al-Hasakah and Raqqah,” Konashenkov said.

The MoD spokesman shared with the media about wholesale desertion among the terrorists in Aleppo. The jihadists intimidate local civilians and force them to walk en masse towards the Turkish border, while the militants try to melt into the crowd.

“They know for sure that neither the Russian Air Force nor the Syrian government troops ever deliver strikes on non-combatants,” Konashenkov said.

Elaborating on some details of the latest Russian airstrikes in Syria, he related how Sukhoi Su-25 ground-support fighters eliminated three terrorist convoys on the highway connecting Homs and Al-Qaryatayn. A reconnaissance check revealed that airstrikes destroyed nine trucks loaded with munitions, two armored vehicles and over 40 jihadists.

In Daraa province, a Sukhoi Su-34 bomber wiped out a hardened terrorist position near Ghariyah settlement. The strike that destroyed the fortified strong point also eliminated two armored vehicles parked nearby.


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15 Responses to "Aleppo Terrorists Lay down Arms, Cooperate with Syria Government, Americans Bomb Aleppo"

  1. Karl Wiktora  February 13, 2016 at 3:54 am

    Erdogan building bases in Quatar & Somalia. As the non-EU-aligned errand boy for World Genocide, Inc., his actions simply show the modus operandi. The NZO cannot plunder Syria, so now the criminals’ sights are on Saudi Arabia. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  2. drbhelthi  February 12, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Per revelation of Rabbi Henry Siegman, the alias Ben Gurion used the – allegedly non-existent – Israeli Army in 1948 to drive 700,000 Palestinians from their homes, villages and towns, murdering thousands, to insure the finalization of the land-grant of 1948. The stolen property was fraudulently named “Israel.” The genocide of Semites continues. This ages old pattern of deceit, again repeated after the installation of George W. Bush into the POTUS slot, 2000, sending 19 Saudi males to Jeb Bush in Florida, to distract from preparation in NYC for 9-11, later to be used to scapegoat Islam, requires consideration.
    The pattern thus considered, the “nationality” of the pilots of the F-16s that destroyed the elec. power station in Aleppo in 2015, also the A-10s that destroyed the hospitals in Aleppo on 10 Feb 2016, might be surprising. Sort of reminds one of the murder of 3,000 innocents, initially, on 9-11-2001, in order to acquire an insurance payment of $$ 4.2 billions, and avoid an output of $$ 400 million for asbestos removal. For one particular “religious belief,” the lives of “Goyim” are similar to farm animals: to be slaughtered.
    The lives of the +-20,000 that have subsequently died from illnesses caused by breathing the radiated dust of the three nuked buildings, is similarly of no value to this clan. Similarly, the lives of the millions of Arabs their proxy force, ISIL, is driving from their Arab home lands.

  3. roger  February 11, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    The Media weapon is the best weapons left to ISIS. Neocons are pushing the US and its people to the cliff of a nuclear debacle. There it seems that McCains & the masonic behind curtains are totally delusional about remaining alive after a nuclear exchange. Perhaps. if they have tickets for underground tunnels, they would live a bit longer than the rest of Americans but, once clean air supply, or oxygen reserves run out they´ll share the same fate of most Americans under radiation; simply Hiroshima and Nagasaki multiplied giga times. Warmongering ones, instead of visiting the hoax holocaust should take a look at the Hiroshima Museum and reason where Jewish World Domination appetite would look like after Nuclear Armageddon, and very certainly, Israel would see her total and real holocaust, innocent Palestinians would suffer but will be in heaven, Jews will be happy to meet their real father, the Devil.

  4. Altimometer  February 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Ah the useless Western media cartel, all the lies to hide the way it was.

  5. captain obvious  February 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Assad and Putin DO need to shoot down anything not Syrian or Russian, after telling all others to get the hell out now or stay to suffer the consequences.

    • RussG  February 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Agreed! It is about time the Syrian government and Russia declared a no-fly zone over the whole of Syria. I remember not too long ago the US destroyed power plants near Aleppo. What the hell for? I am sick of the US two-faced back-stabbing war crimes!!

    • captain obvious  February 12, 2016 at 4:44 am

      yes they should have done it as quickly as Russia entered. a LOT of terrorist supporting air drops would not have happened, izrahell could not have airlifted injured terrorists away to izrahelli hospitals etc.

  6. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  February 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    JVMD: As you indicate, a few months ago, F16s from Incirlik Air Base (in Turkey) bombed Aleppo electric & water plants — depriving 2.5 million Syrians of electric &/or water and increasing refugee flows.

    Now… ‘The Word’ around NATO defence ministers’ meeting is that NATO is acting ONLY to thwart Erdogan threats to send more Trojan-Horse refugees to Europe.

    NATO is taking NO action to help any Saudi/Turk invasion — nor will US-led coalition, despite Saudis’ “final” decision to invade Syria (subject U.S.-led coalition approval, which Saudis will NOT get). Erdogan will also NOT get US/UK support for a Turk invasion.

    So, NATO takes action ONLY against Erdogan’s threats; US defence minister says ONLY that US “will not oppose” Saudi invasion; and Pentagon says ‘US Won’t Intervene in Syrian-Russian Assault on Aleppo.’

    When Russia-led coalition takes Aleppo and closes Syria-Turk border, we will then have ceasefire on/@ March 1, FULL humanitarian aid, transition, new constitution, and elections in 18 months (which Assad will win).

    Peace Is at Hand. One year or less (for cessation of major hostilities). Sorry, Recep. ;-).

    (Halal) Champaign?

  7. Elliott  February 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Evidence & timing. My bet – where they (USA) hit was evacuated… Absolutely mind bending what Washington/pentragram is doing.

    More countries are involved with ALL of this than we know – even through VT…

    This is a very, very deep pool of cess, blood and money – all for personal and NOT country.

  8. Ramirez  February 11, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Oh I would also,hope that TPTB in shady Italy are somewhat sensible, that seems to be the dark horse that nobody knows about. Very murky country is Italy, time that changed a bit IMHO.

  9. Ramirez  February 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Gods sake, let’s hope the morons in DC and Western Europe get on the case of Erdogan as it is clear that Assad is going to stay. The hubris makes this difficult, but the Ruskis have been very fair and open about their operations.

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  February 11, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      After ISIS-Turk Sultan Erdogan’s threatened invasion of Syria fails, Erdogan is toast — possibly with the help of BOTH Russia and NATO.

  10. guitargirl  February 11, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Can it be that the Americans do not want one single terrorist to be alive in Aleppo to tell their stories about the dirty wheeling and dealing of the Americans, more than the world already knows?


  11. paul becke  February 11, 2016 at 8:05 am

    It’s unlikely to happen, because diplomacy is only abandoned when one of the parties is ready to make war, but wouldn’t it be music to the ears to hear Lavrov say to the US, ‘Look, you guttersnipes : either stop bombing civilians or get out of Syria all together NOW ! Just GET OUT !

  12. Beydety  February 11, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Low life American Government have always been the real terrorists in Syria.
    Thank you Russia.

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