And America goes to war over this? But, war is the lifeblood of the empire. I assume you all have been watching as the mainstream media continues to beat the drums of war, as they have obediently been doing since the days leading up to the America’s first war of empire in 1898.
The humanitarian corridor set up by the Syrian military in Bustan al-Qasr district in the northern city of Aleppo has come under mortar attack fired from the rebel-held districts in the city’s east.
Syrian Army checkpoints in the area were also targeted by small arms fire. No casualties reported.
The attack was caught on camera by Al-Alam News Network’s correspondent in Aleppo who was covering the area. Following the attack, the busses intended to transport the civilians willing to flee the Islamist-controlled parts hastily left for fear to be damaged by the attack.
Earlier, the Syrian military and Russian Air Force declared a ceasefire and offered 8 corridors; 6 of them for civilians and 2 for militants willing to leave with their weapons.
Russia insists two Belgium warplanes flying from an Air Force base in Jordan attacked a village in Syria, citing radar data. Belgium denies conducting any airstrikes.
Brussels’ continued denial of the jets movements in the area is Belgian Defense Minister Steven Vandeput “deliberately deceiving people in Belgium and elsewhere in the world, or his subordinates and the Americans are lying to the leadership of Belgium,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said.
US military efforts in Syria are not directed against Al-Nusra, the State Department said, acknowledging that the terrorist group is a “spoiler” in the efforts to establish a humanitarian ceasefire in Aleppo and beyond.
Acknowledging that Nusra was a designated terrorist organization not included in the cessation of hostilities agreement between the US and Russia, State Department spokesman John Kirby said the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL or Daesh) has not hit Nusra targets apart from one or two occasions.