Syrian forces kill armed group’s leader in Aleppo

 

Foreign-backed insurgents in Syria (file photo)

The leader of the Ayman Lifo anti-government armed group has been killed by Syrian security forces in the country’s northern city of Aleppo, Press TV reports.

Security forces have also killed and injured a large number of insurgents in the al-Halak neighborhood of Aleppo and the Daret Azzeh area on the outskirts of the city.

The developments came after the Syrian Army killed tens of insurgents in the Hanano neighborhood in Aleppo on Thursday as it cleared vaster areas, including the Asileh and Bab al-Nasir districts, in the restive city of foreign-backed armed men.

The anti-government elements also lost scores of men in the Bustan al-Basha district and had to withdraw from the city’s Salahuddin neighborhood on the same day.  Continue reading

Nothing Civil About Washington’s War On Syria

By Stephen Lendman at Rense

Insurgents are Washington proxies. Key NATO partners, rogue Arab League states, and Israel are very much involved.

The same dirty game repeats. Independent states are targeted for regime change. All options are used. They include full-scale war, mass killing, and turning nations into charnel houses on the pretext of liberating them.

American-style freedom is slavery. Mainstream discourse doesn’t explain. It repeats long ago discredited notions about humanitarian intervention and responsibility to protect (R2P). Protracted violence and bloodshed hardly reflect it.

Washington-led Western generated violence ravages Syria. On Sunday, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) declared ongoing conflict a civil war.

It’s not civil when mostly imported proxies are used. Most Syrians deplore violence and oppose internal and external groups committing it.

According to ICRC, Syria is involved in a “non-international armed conflict.” Previous statements said violence occurred only in certain hotspots. “Hostilities have spread to other areas of the country,” said ICRC.

“International humanitarian law applies to all areas where hostilities are taking place.” Continue reading