Sunday, August 07, 2016

Syrian Forces Aided by Russian Airpower Maintain Eastern Aleppo Siege

Syrian Forces Aided by Russian Airpower Maintain Eastern Aleppo Siege

by Stephen Lendman

Syrian forces have US-supported Eastern Aleppo terrorists trapped under siege - their supply lines cut. 

Efforts by thousands of other death squad fighters to break through failed, heavy casualties suffered in attempts for the past 10 days. 

Sputnik News cited a Russian RIA Novosti correspondent, saying terrorists remain surrounded in eastern and southeastern Aleppo.

Heavy fighting continues. Supply lines remain severed. Government forces control them. Reports alleging US-supported cold-blooded killer “rebels” broke through are falsified.

Over 2,000 terrorists were killed in the last 10 days alone, according to Syrian sources. Multiple breakthrough attempts were repelled, Russian airpower the key factor in battle - hammering terrorist fighters Washington calls “moderate rebels.” None exist.

Western media falsely reported a nonexistent Saturday “rebel” breakthrough - including a deplorable BBC propaganda piece I heard earlier this morning, no credible facts backing its assertions.

The State Department looks for any chance to tout “rebel” advances against government held positions. A spokesman said “(w)e’ve seen reports, but the situation is fluid and we aren’t going to provide battlefield updates” - code language for US-supported terrorists getting hammered, Russian and Syrian forces maintaining the upper hand.

On Sunday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) emphatically “stressed that these terrorist groups haven’t been able to break the siege imposed on the terrorists in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, indicating that the mass media which (are) involved in shedding the Syrian’s blood (are) launching a wide psychological war through broadcasting tens of fabricated photos and videos to affect the morale of the citizens and mislead the public opinion and to cover the large numbers of the killed and injured terrorists in Saturday’s battles.”

Syria’s anti-imperial struggle will continue as long as Washington wants war, not peace. If Hillary succeeds Obama, all bets are off, escalated war virtually certain.

Perhaps one or two million Syrians will die before things end, victims of US viciousness - media scoundrels cheerleading its high crimes.

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