Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fabrice Balanche on Aleppo

The problem with most Western writings on Syria is that they exclusively rely on the same Syrian rebel and exile opposition sources, and overwhelmingly on Syrian Observatory (which has been quite unreliable on various counts and issues).  Look at this one in the new article by WINEP: "On August 9, Lebanese Hezbollah's elite Radwan battalion and two thousand fighters belonging to the Iraqi militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba arrived in Aleppo to close the Ramouseh corridor."  This has been repeated by various pro-Syrian rebel Gulf regime media.  But it is not true: Hizbollah's elite Rudwan Forces have been present in Aleppo since before the cease-fire. Also, the article does not mention the Inghimasi attacks by fighters of Turkistan Islamic Party.