Saturday, November 05, 2016

Never in US media: how East Aleppo rebels are holding civilians as human shields

I got this from a well-known Syrian dissident.  It shows a flyer in East Aleppo signed by Jaysh Al-Fath and it basically says that after admitting that civilians were banned from leaving East Aleppo, that the commanders of other organizations and the leaders of Jaysh Al-Fath met and agreed to a new rule: that civilians who are younger than 14 and older than 55 will be allowed to leave provided they pay 150,000 pounds "to support their brothers in the battle fronts".  It ends with a call to rush to heaven.  I am sure that Liz Sly will say that the reference to heaven was meant metaphorically because her beloved Syrian rebels are feminists and secularists and democrats.