For the last 6 months, 21st Century Wire, along with many other alternative news outlets, have been reporting how the US Coalition-backed ‘moderate rebels’ (comprised of listed international terrorist groups including al Nusra/al Qaeda) have been using Syrian civilians a human shields in rebel-held areas like East Aleppo.
It is a dark reality for the residents of East Aleppo, now in its fourth year of terrorist occupation – militants are tightened their control over public spaces and mosques – for fear of continued civilian protests. Last night saw the unthinkable, as hundreds of civilians took to the streets to protest against the ‘rebel’ occupation – with 17 residents gunned-down and killed and dozens of others reported wounded – as ‘moderate’ terrorists (and Washington) become ever more paranoid about losing control…
At least 17 people were killed by heavy gunfire and about a dozen more were rounded up and executed after hundreds of civilians trying to leave eastern Aleppo protested against the rebel blockade of exit routes, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Some 500 civilians took part in several protests in the rebel-occupied eastern part of Aleppo on Thursday, and at least 200 of them were trying to reach the Syrian government-controlled area at the time they were violently dispersed with live fire, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
21WIRE global affairs writer Patrick Henningsenspoke to RT News International late last night about this brutal attack, and how it exposes the complete failure of 5 years of Obama Administration and CIA policy in Syria. More and more, the world can see that the ‘rebels’ backed by the Washington-London-Paris-GCC Axis. Watch:
“The militants dispersed the demonstration, shooting at the protesters from a heavy machine gun and then mined all the approaches to the checkpoint and placed snipers on the roofs of nearby houses,” Konashenkov said, as quoted by Sputnik news agency.
“Seventeen people died at the site, including two teenagers of 13 and 15 years of age, over 40 people were wounded,” he added.
Upon quelling one of the rallies, militants launched a hunt for the presumed organizers of the protests, the ministry spokesman said.
“Terrorists detained about 10 men, who they held to be ‘organizers’ of the riots, and drove them away in an unknown direction. They were shot dead the same evening,” Konashenkov said.