Saturday, 22 October 2016
“Al-Nusra not priority”, U.S. State Dept. says while terror group shells civilians in Aleppo, Syria
US military efforts in Syria are not directed against Al-Nusra, the State Department said. ~ This week, Russia paused its joint offensive with Syrian government troops on eastern Aleppo, which is held by an assortment of armed groups, including Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda offshoot. The goal is to allow people wishing to leave the city to do so, including both civilians and militants, who were offered separate corridors to leave Aleppo with their arms. ~ On Thursday, however, the militants opened fire on civilian evacuation routes, injuring three Russian officers at the El-Masharka government checkpoint, the Russian Center for Reconciliation said. ~ Asked if Al-Nusra’s presence in East Aleppo was an obstacle to the cessation of hostilities, Kirby once again tried to shift the responsibility on Syria and Russia: “The only thing that stands between where we are now and a permanent and enduring ceasefire in Syria is Bashar al-Assad and his supporters”, Kirby said. ~ You need to figure out more clearly on which side stands the Zionist puppet regime that leads the U.S. policy?