Russia: Mass Graves Full Of Tortured Civilians Discovered In Eastern Aleppo

‘The results of only an initial survey of Aleppo neighborhoods abandoned by the so-called “opposition” will shock many,’ stated a representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
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    ALEPPO, Syria — Russian military forces have discovered mass graves in eastern parts of the Syrian city of Aleppo, with many of the bodies reportedly showing signs of torture.

    Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a spokesperson for the Russian defense ministry, announced the horrifying discovery on Monday. “Many of the corpses were found with missing body parts, and most had gunshot wounds to the head,” he said, according to RT, a Russian state-owned news network.

    Until recently, the eastern portion of Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city and industrial and financial center, was under the control of so-called “moderate” rebels, many of whom have received both intelligence and material support from the United States and its allies in the Middle East.

    Last week, Russian and Syrian military forces oversaw the evacuation of civilians from eastern Aleppo. Prior to that, the rebel-held portion of the city had been controlled by two main factions, Jabhat al-Nusra, a terrorist group with ties to al-Qaida also known as the Nusra Front, and Ahrar al-Sham, another extremist group that receives U.S. support despite being designated a terrorist organization.

    In an apparent attempt to court the U.S. government by distancing itself from al-Qaida, the Nusra Front recently attempted to “rebrand” itself. Despite efforts to market themselves as kinder, gentler terrorists, the group has continued to commit atrocities, including burning buses intended to be used in the evacuation and even blocking food aid from reaching Aleppo’s starving residents. WikiLeaks’ archive of diplomatic cables reveals that the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia have sought to overthrow the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad since at least 2006, and support for extremist fighters remains a key part of that strategy.

    Konashenkov promised a full investigation into the war crimes of rebel forces in Aleppo, suggesting in his statement that the results would surprise many people who receive their news from Western mainstream media sources. He said:

    “The completion of a uniquely large-scale humanitarian operation by the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Aleppo will destroy many of the myths that have been fed to the world by Western politicians. The results of only an initial survey of Aleppo neighborhoods abandoned by the so-called ‘opposition’ will shock many.”

    Russian forces also found massive stockpiles of weaponry abandoned by fleeing rebel groups. “In one small area, three tanks, two cannons, two multiple rocket launchers and numerous homemade mortars were found,” reported RT.

    Throughout the civil war, weaponry and equipment provided by the United States and its allies, nominally intended for so-called “moderate” groups like the Free Syrian Army, has instead ended up in the hands of terrorist groups like the Nusra Front. A BBC report from December of 2015 referred to the shipments of supplies from the West as a “Wal-Mart” for extremists.

    While journalists on the ground have documented atrocities carried out by rebel groups throughout the Syrian conflict, the mainstream media has focused almost entirely on reports of war crimes committed by the Syrian government, even though many of those reports are impossible to verify.

    False news about Syria has continued to proliferate in recent days, including reports of genocide carried out by the Syrian government that featured fake or recycled photos.

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    • James Wherry

      Looks like the Syrian government is back to bombing relief convoys and murdering aid workers.

    • James Wherry

      Another example of “deny, divert and distract.” NO talking about Assad’s own mass graves, eh?

      Congratulations to White Hats for taking its 2017 Oscar for best short documentary.

    • James Wherry

      And the mass graves and victims of Assad’s torture chambers? This article is just one-sided propaganda. However, More reasons why MintPressNews rejoices at Trump’s election:

      “Trump gives Pentagon 30 days to develop strategy to defeat ISIS in Iraq & Syria”

      Sunday, 29 January 2017 07:04

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    • clive

      According to international law, the Jewish people are the sole beneficiary of Self-Determination in the land that was Mandatory Palestine i.e.the land west of the Jordan River, including Judea and Samaria. .

      The rights of the Jewish People to Palestine are enshrined in three legally binding international treaties. These rights have not expired and are still in full force and effect.

      All rights emanating from the three international treaties were approved by the League of Nations and inherited by the United Nations. They did not expire. The United Nations had no right to vary them.

      The principle of law that rights once granted or recognized under a treaty or other legal instrument do not expire with the expiration of that treaty or instrument is now codified in article 70(1)(b) of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (the Treaty on Treaties). This article states that “unless the treaty otherwise provides or the parties otherwise agree, the termination of a treaty… does not affect any right, obligation or legal situation of the parties created through the execution of the treaty prior to its termination”.

      And Article 80 of the UN Charter states that No right gained by a country through a mandate will expire as a result of the expiration of the mandate.”

      The reality of the Middle East is firstly,that Palestine will never exist as a separate nation, mainly because it is not in their interests to do so.Secondly, the surrounding Arab nations need to keep Israel off balance while they turn the screws on the US.

      Hatred, carefully nurtured through generations of indoctrination and propaganda have made ‘peace’ impossible between the Muslim exiles (they are NOT Palestinians) from the many wars against the state of Israel and Jews worldwide. Don’t look for a ‘solution’ to the problem when Islam’s goal is now extermination of all Jews everywhere.

      • TecumsehUnfaced

        According to international law, the Jewish people are the sole
        beneficiary of Self-Determination in the land that was Mandatory
        Palestine i.e.the land west of the Jordan River, including Judea and

        That’s a lie, just like almost everything else you said. I’ll just aim at this one because your whole argument collapses by its fraud. Where is the precise language that says that? The Arabs living in Palestine had a natural right of self-determination was guaranteed by Britain for rebelling against the Ottomans. This the only guarantee of self-determination given to any people

        The McMahon–Hussein Correspondence, or the Hussein–McMahon Correspondence, was an exchange of letters (14 July 1915 to 30 January 1916)[1] during World War I, between Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, and Sir Henry McMahon, British High Commissioner in Egypt, concerning the political status of lands under the Ottoman Empire.
        Growing Arab nationalism had led to a desire for independence from the
        Ottoman Empire. In the letters Britain agreed to recognize Arab
        independence after World War I “in the limits and boundaries proposed by
        the Sherif of Mecca”, not including areas in which France had
        interests. This was in exchange for Arab help in fighting the Ottomans,
        led by Hussein bin Ali.

        Actually, it was the savagery of the alien European zionist invaders that has caused all the hate for zionist thugs, not religion, indoctrination, or propaganda.

        Before the arrival of the predatory European Zionists in Palestine, the Arab Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived together much more peaceably than the Europeans.

      • Guy

        Having hissy fits because of resolution 2334 are we ?
        Playing the victim card does not work so well for you anymore , does it.
        The only hatred in the middle East , comes from the IDF ,shooting little boys in the back , from their armored vehicles ,for throwing stones at them .Their only method of protest ,I might add.

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