TEHRAN (Basirat)- The information the Russian military is making public about Aleppo should change the attitudes of Washington and its European allies, military expert Andrey Koshkin told Sputnik.
The information the Russian military is making public about Aleppo should change the attitudes of Washington and its European allies, military expert Andrey Koshkin told Sputnik.sputniknews.com
In an interview with Sputnik, military expert Andrey Koshkin
suggested that the information on Aleppo which was disclosed by the
Russian military may change attitudes toward the so-called moderate
Syrian opposition in Washington and among its European allies.
The interview came after Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen.
Igor Konashenkov said that mass graves of torture victims have been
uncovered in liberated Aleppo in northern Syria.
"Mass burial sites of many dozens [of Syrians] have been found;
they had been subjected to brutal torture and [then] murdered. In many
cases, body parts are missing; most victims had been shot in the head.
And this, it seems, is only the beginning," according to Konashenkov.
He said that the instances are being recorded as serious war crimes
and will be given maximum publicity "so that European backers of the
so-called opposition in London and Paris are well aware of who their
[friends] actually are."
Konashenkov further revealed that militants from the "moderate
opposition" in eastern Aleppo had booby-trapped nearly everything with
explosives before leaving the city, including toys, streets, entrances
to premises, cars and motorcycles.
Commenting on this, Andrey Koshkin said that the US and European
countries should review their stance on the moderate Syrian opposition
after the publication by Russia of information related to Aleppo.
"After the liberation of Aleppo from militants, unbiased information on
the matter has witnessed demand, even in the West," Koshkin said.
He cited the current efforts of "many journalists" to disclose the
details of the making of fake videos and information. These were
targeted at justifying the actions of Syria's moderate opposition and
terrorist organizations, as well as discredit Russia's activity in
"It was an information and political trap, with both Geneva and the
information space repeatedly generating the idea of a 'moderate
opposition'. Actually, it was a line aimed at supporting militants," he
Konashenkov, meanwhile, added that seven large ammunition depots,
enough to arm several infantry battalions, had also been discovered in
Syrian government forces have been fighting multiple opposition and
terrorist groups, including Daesh and Jabhat Fatah al Sham, formerly
known as Jabhat al-Nusra, or Nusra Front. The Syrian civil war has been
ongoing since 2011.