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(SANA) ~ In press statements on Tuesday, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that the Russian air force and the Syrian air force have completely ceased any flights over Aleppo igor_konashenkov-250in the last seven days.

Igor Konashenkov said they haven’t come close to the city or carry out any airstrikes against positions of gunmen in the surroundings of the city.

He indicated that the process of evacuating civilians from the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo is continued as yesterday 48 women and children were evacuated.

On Monday, 48 women and children were able to get out of the eastern neighborhoods of the city and they reached the positions of the Syrian Army, in the freed western-neighborhoods of the Aleppo’s Governorate, which has provided all the needs for their residence and the required aid services.


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NATO-backed terrorists bombarding
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3 killed, 28 injured in jihadist-terrorists shelling
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(RT) ~ Three people have been killed, including a seven-year-old girl, and 28 more injured after militants shelled residential areas of government-held West Aleppo, reports RT correspondent Murad Gazdiev, who is there and has spoken to those injured.

The attacks, which targeted West Aleppo’s Hamdaniya district and Salah-Eddin neighborhood, lasted for hours, Gazdiev said, citing his sources on the ground.

Today’s barrage began in the early hours of the morning, at dawn. It lasted through to midday. And that is perhaps the worst possible time, as hundreds of thousands of children and adults go to school and to work”,  the RT reporter said. “The casualties at this time are always high,” he stressed.

Following the devastating shelling, Gazdiev witnessed the wounded people brought to the hospital first hand. He managed to speak to a resident who was injured, but survived the attack.

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I was in my stall talking to a customer. And I felt something hit my shoulder and neck. I saw all the people dive down and fall… There was a scream, I don’t know from where. The next moment I’m at the hospital”, he told RT.

According to the man, one of the shells hit a “vegetable and fruit market.”

Militants terrorists standing their ground in East Aleppo have been repeatedly shelling the western part of the city, which is currently under government control. On October 18, at least three people were killed and dozens injured when the Jamiliya neighborhood was shelled.

Two days later, Russia and Syria initiated a three day humanitarian pause to give civilians and militants that wanted to leave East Aleppo safe passage out. Both Damascus and Moscow had halted their anti-terrorist airstrikes earlier. However, not a single civilian managed to get out of the besieged areas during the pause, which ended on October 22.

Gazdiev, who was at one of the special corridors created by the Syrian government and the Russian Reconciliation center, said no civilians had been let through. The same applied for the rest of the corridors, according to the UN. Instead, the “militants and terrorists shelled the crossings”, where ambulances and buses were waiting for anyone coming out of East Aleppo, Gazdiev said.

Last week, an RT crew managed to speak to people with relatives still trapped in the militant-held part of Aleppo. A woman, whose three children are living with their grandmother there, said “they are doing very badly”.

They do not have food or drink – nothing”,  she said.

Damscus based political analyst Taleb Ibrahim told RT that the terrorists and militants in Aleppo are simply using the humanitarian pauses to beef up their forces.

“Terrorists who are in eastern Aleppo want a new pause, want a new break of fighting to bring more and more supplies, more and more men to fight on their side”, Ibrahim said.

He added that the decision to remain in the besieged city during the ceasefire unilaterally observed by Russian and Syrian forces is a sign that a greater battle for Aleppo is to come.

“Syrian army asked the militants to leave and there was amnesty for those who do not want to fight. Why they refused? I think that there is a kind of preparation for a decisive battle in Aleppo and everybody now is preparing for that battle”.


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(RT) ~ The US-led coalition has recently pushed ahead with its assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul, with its population of 1.5 million people, while Russia at the same time has been assisting the Syrian army in fighting militants in Aleppo, a city of 2 million people.

But when US officials comment on battling Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra and its allies in Aleppo, one is a sensible anti-terrorist operation, while the liberation of the other should immediately stop.

What needs to happen is a cessation of hostilities and the bombing needs to stop,” the State Department’s John Kirby recently commented on Aleppo.

Speaking about the situation in Iraq, Kirby’s colleague from the White House, Josh Earnest said: “The idea that we, that somehow the Iraqi security forces, should delay this operation because of their concern about the humanitarian situation in Mosul doesn’t make sense.”

The US-led coalition has recently pushed ahead with its assault on the Iraqi city of Mosul, with its population of 1.5 million people, while Russia at the same time has been assisting the Syrian army in fighting militants in Aleppo, a city of 2 million people.

But when US officials comment on battling Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra and its allies in Aleppo, one is a sensible anti-terrorist operation, while the liberation of the other should immediately stop.

What needs to happen is a cessation of hostilities and the bombing needs to stop,” the State Department’s John Kirby recently commented on Aleppo.

Speaking about the situation in Iraq, Kirby’s colleague from the White House, Josh Earnest said: “The idea that we, that somehow the Iraqi security forces, should delay this operation because of their concern about the humanitarian situation in Mosul doesn’t make sense.”

While civilians “shouldn’t have to leave” Aleppo through humanitarian corridors, according to Kirby, displacement of civilians in Iraq is seen as “inevitable” collateral damage. “It’s not a question of whether we think they should or should not have to leave, but this displacement is somewhat inevitable in operation of this scale,” Mark Toner of the US State Department said.

This fantasy that the West is able to conduct a kind of clean war with no civilian casualties, and it’s only the Russians and the Syrians who [harm] innocent civilians is just that – a complete fantasy. The West always tries to sanitize its wars, and make it out as if it can conduct these clean wars in which only bad guys and soldiers and militants get killed – and that’s a fantasy,” political writer and journalist Dan Glazebrook told RT, adding that “the Western media would rather refocus on horrific scenes in Syria following Russian and Syrian airstrikes than horrific scenes in Iraq following US and British airstrikes“.


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(RT) ~ No life-saving drugs, necessary equipment, or chance of survival – RT’s Murad Gazdiev visited children in an Aleppo hospital who are suffering from cancer – some treatable – but vital medicine can’t reach them due to EU and US sanctions.

Dozens of young cancer sufferers gathered at Cancer Care Syria, a small organization which helps cancer patients. Since the EU and US imposed sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad, some of these children have almost lost all hope for recovery. The sanctions, which target the Syrian regime and its supporters, have deeply affected the economy, including the health care sector.

The center helps children with forms of cancer that can be easily treated with western medicine. Three-year-old Waffa could have had her eye cancer cured, but the sanctions made the medicine unavailable, and she had to have her eye amputated. On top of that, the only hospital in Aleppo that specialized in cancer was taken by rebels and destroyed in fighting…>>>…READ MORE…>>>…


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