Aleppo bloodshed continues despite truce in Syrian fighting


Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016
Syrian men carry a body on a stretcher amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016
Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in fighting the United Nations said showed “monstrous disregard” for civilian lives.

A new “regime of calm” began at 1:00am on Saturday and was scheduled to last one day in the capital’s eastern Ghouta suburb as well as three days in the northern countryside of the coastal province of Latakia, the army said in a statement.

But by excluding the city of Aleppo, scene of the worst recent violence, the narrow truces were unlikely to resurrect a ceasefire and peace talks that have collapsed this week.

Violence shook Aleppo for the ninth consecutive day on Saturday, as crude barrel bombs crashed into residential neighbourhoods amid wailing ambulances. According to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, almost 250 civilians have been killed in the air strikes on Aleppo since April 22.


“The most worrying is that this escalation could be an indication of an imminent attack on the city itself – something that the government has been talking about as far back as two weeks ago,” said Adam Pletts, FRANCE 24’s correspondent in the region.

“That would have serious consequences, creating more refugees and more civilian deaths,” said Pletts, reporting from Lebanon.

A Syrian military source said Aleppo was excluded from the newly announced truces “because in Aleppo there are terrorists who have not stopped hitting the city and its residents … There are a large number of martyrs in Aleppo, which is why the situation is different there.”

‘Loveliest doctor’ killed

One raid hit a local clinic in the rebel-held Al-Maja neighbourhood, wounding several people, including a nurse, the civil defence group known as the White Helmets said.

The clinic, which had been providing dental services and treatment for chronic illnesses for about five years, was badly damaged.

Medical equipment lay scattered across the clinic’s floor, covered in debris and dust, an AFP correspondent there said.

“We serve civilians in this establishment, there were no fighters here,” said Hassan al-Ahmad, who heads the clinic.

It was the second time this week that an air strike hit one of the few medical facilities still operating in rebel areas.

Late Wednesday, air strikes hit the Al-Quds hospital and a nearby block of flats in the Sukkari neighbourhood, killing 30 people.

Dr. Mohammad Wassim Maaz, known as the most qualified paediatrician in eastern Aleppo, was among the dead.

“He was friendly, kind and he used to joke a lot with the whole staff. He was the loveliest doctor in our hospital,” Dr. Hatem, a colleague, wrote in a letter published by The Syria Campaign advocacy group.

US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Moscow to press its Damascus ally “to stop attacking civilians, medical facilities, and first responders, and to abide fully by the cessation of hostilities”.

Al-Quds was supported by both Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Aleppo was once Syria’s economic powerhouse, but it has been ravaged by fighting since 2012, when rebels seized the east of the city, confining the government to the west.

Since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011, more than 270,000 people have been killed and millions more been forced from their homes.




78 responses to “Aleppo bloodshed continues despite truce in Syrian fighting”

  1. Rascal Avatar

    Assad is making his own rules, with a little push from Iran and still he is a bloody butcher.
    The only way this is over is when Assad is dead or exiled.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      Middle-East thinking … ‘Hospitals are great targets … we can kill a bunch all at the same time and they won’t even be shooting back’.

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        videos documenting latest rebel war crimes in Aleppo burning

        1. Matrix Avatar

          Abkhazian Network News Agency is known for publishing footage recorded directly from Syrian Army tanks.
          According to The Moscow Times, it has a ‘forceful pro-Assad slant.’
          Personally, I prefer objectivity in news reporting.

          “Russian Judge Goes On Vacation To Syria’s Front Lines, Gets Shot In The Face” – Sergey Aleksandrovich Berezhnoy, 57, was hit while accompanying the crew of the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) as it reported on a unit of the Syrian Army fighting rebel forces in the Damascus suburb of Darayya. ……
          Russian woman joins the Free Syrian Army – Middle-East thinking……?

          1. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Real like is stranger than Fiction .. even more than Religious Fiction.

          2. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            This is expect CBC to publish this? The’s no more FSA. only propaganda


          3. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Yah. All weird folks.

          4. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            In Syria, If You Can’t Find Moderates, Dress Up Some Extremists
            The BBC’s latest production is as absurd as it is transparent and abhorrent.


          5. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Nice, eh? Why citizens are confused as to who is on first anywhere.
            And then ‘plans’ are made more confusing …..
            “As exposed in 2007 by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and veteran journalist Seymour Hersh in his New Yorker report titled, “The Redirection,” the West conspired to intentionally build up and unleash terrorist mercenaries affiliated with Al Qaeda across the Arab World to fight a proxy war against Iran and its growing arc of influence. US support was to be laundered through Saudi Arabia as to maintain a veneer of plausible deniability and operational compartmentalization. Clearly, what is unfolding in Syria today, is the verbatim manifestation of Hersh’s meticulous, 9-page report.

            To confound this criminal conspiracy, Syria and its allies must ensure that the ongoing conflict is exposed as a terrorist invasion, not a “civil war,” and that any strategy formulated to combat this terrorist scourge must include the Syrian government – demonstrably the most capable force confronting Al Qaeda in the Levant since 2011. Thus, the more aid the West and its regional allies supply this terrorist front with, the greater support Syria has upon the global stage to fight it – painting Western foreign policy into a corner, and allowing Syrians to finally restore order to their besieged nation.”

            Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazine“New Eastern Outlook”.

          6. Matrix Avatar

            I don’t know what the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is publishing.
            Furthermore I don’t have any access to this channel.
            Remember that I live in northern Europe and not on the North American continent.

            RT is nothing else than propaganda, and of the dumbest class.
            Sometimes you forget that you watch a channel of information (RT…) and not a soap opera show.

            What a joke, “Russia to boost military force if Sweden allies with NATO” – Published on RT: 29 Apr, 2016 09:38

            Swedens army is a joke.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Using people with ‘Down’s Syndrome’ for a ‘Joke’ is not even done by cartoonists.

          8. Matrix Avatar

            That’s why I showed this low Swedish respect for Down’s Syndrome offers.

          9. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            DailyMailUK with fake the Labour anti-Semitism scandal, was top supporter of fascists
            His grandson is one of the richest men in UK

          10. Matrix Avatar

            And how it is connected with the Aleppo bloodshed?

          11. Matrix Avatar

            And what those links have to do with the growing of the AfD?
            The AfD is a serious and dangerous problem for our future.

            Since you’re not an European you are not aware of the danger that AfD is developing.

          12. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            I don’t know AfD and your refugee broken record… ooufff!

          13. Matrix Avatar

            No wonder that you don’t know anything about the political status in Germany – you don’t own any TV ????…
            The refugees aren’t the main problem as you trying to make it so.

          14. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Enough I said GET LOST

          15. Matrix Avatar

            Get stuffed!

          16. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            OK OK.

          17. Matrix Avatar

            Then perhaps you prefer this Swedish ICA Gruppen promotional video using people with ‘Down’s Syndrome’….

            Apparently the individuals in Sweden with Down’s Syndrome have a place in the Swedish society, while in the ME they are just freak….

          18. Matrix Avatar

            You are very fast to ride on prejudices when it is about people with a defective chromosome, but that does not make them to a second degree humans.

            I chose one of tens fotos on Google (but failed to find the source photo) addicted to ridicule these individuals, but look closer to the officer salute them.

            Just because of your remarks about “Using people with ‘Down’s Syndrome’ for a ‘Joke’ is not even done by cartoonists”, I looked more to this subject and discovered that Sweden is not the only country who regard these individuals as equal.

            In Israel, service in the defense forces is compulsory. For decades, though, this compulsory service did not include those Israelis born with Down syndrome. However, since 2008, 31 men and women with Down syndrome have joined the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), with seven having completed their service, entitling them to the same benefits of any veteran.

            Perhaps the greatest example of inclusion is taken with this Israeli soldier. Elad has medaled in Special Olympics events around the world, and was the first person with special needs to represent the Israel Tennis Centers in exhibition matches held in the United States.

            Let see how long time it will take Hind to repeat “Now you’re the joke with the “Ziotroll”.”, after all I gave the Israelis credit when it comes to people with a defective chromosome….

          19. 5thDrawer Avatar

            I think the idea is ‘equal’ as humans … and that is west-world-wide … and they CAN be trained to do specific tasks, handle boring repetitive ones quite well, AND the ‘Boss’ officer leading them in whatever job it is, which they can earn a living at, is probably proud of them. There was a time not so long ago (here too) when they were driven down mentally by being laughed at, or stuck in institutions for life. WE SHOULD ASSUME they are not going into battle or flying airplanes. And as with all humans, there are varying degrees of ability.

          20. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Funny.. after i said that these were Children Ma.truc edited the children out.. i think this is dishonest.

          21. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Younger but not ‘children’. He’s trying to highlight the officer to show it’s real.

          22. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Retarded teenagers not adults, why he deleted it..never mind.

          23. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Oh Hell … we can’t say that any more either … try ‘Mentally Challenged’. :-))))

          24. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Down syndrome, also called Down’s syndrome, trisomy 21, or (formerly) mongolism.

          25. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Why did you edit the previous picture a lot of time to loose don’t you?

          26. 5thDrawer Avatar

            I think he has trouble with English .. to begin.
            (“low Swedish respect for Down’s Syndrome offers”)
            I have no idea why he picked this as a subject … but I think he was trying to show the Swedes are ‘fair’ and ‘equal opportunity’ employers … while dumping on Middle East employers.

          27. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            I know he loves Y K that insults me.
            I don’t think there’s anything ‘correct’ in Israel.

          28. 5thDrawer Avatar

            When it’s all about hanging onto power, politicians do anything.
            “The Germans fumed that Netanyahu and his people reported things to the Israeli media that, they say, were totally fictitious. This is a well-known Netanyahu trait that has persisted throughout his years in office.”

          29. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            ‘There ARE two sides’. YOU are talking about two sides?
            Look at YOU before pointing IT to me. Hahaha..

            ‘ישראל פולס BEN CASPIT COLUMNIST
            Ben Caspit is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Israel Pulse. He is also a senior columnist and political analyst for Israeli newspapers, and has a daily radio show and regular TV shows on politics and Israel.’

          30. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Now I can’t even be ‘with’ you on some things. I don’t care who or what stupid religion the guy is, if he said something sensible.

          31. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            There hundreds of thousands of Jews that are anti Zionists ..i can understand that before Palestine, they had no choice, but now they have a choice to be normal and live in peace, but it’s hell.

          32. Rudy1947 Avatar

            There are millions that are Zionist. Many Jews finally realized that they cannot live in peace in other countries, so why not live in their own. So many wanted the Jews to leave and now whine and cry that they did leave.

          33. 5thDrawer Avatar

            If anyone’s ‘peace’ was being disturbed, it was was by Jews here – along with a few others like Sri-Lankans running onto freeways, and Jamaicans having Gun-Battles. THEY were the ones dumping on MY wine and MY Christmas tree in this country and wishing everyone ‘Merry’ at that time. Even after that, they seem to have their own Ghetto going peacefully enough … perhaps because there’s been enough space to hold them all.
            They don’t seem to mind New York either, even if it’s overflowed reasonable boundaries.
            However, we can agree they managed to go to the one spot where they can break the peace permanently, and must be happy as hell there now. It’s a problem for the ‘few’ hundred thousand, but we assume those will be kept ‘adjusted’ to the Zionist Vision.

          34. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Very limited things..;)

          35. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            I depends if you’re chosen.. nice evening.

          36. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Christians have considered themselves chosen for centuries. Realistically, everyone considers themselves chosen. Ask any politician, CEO, 7th Day Adventist.

          37. Matrix Avatar

            I didn’t edit the picture, just pointed out the part that didn’t interested YOU…..

          38. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Why did you edit this picture and left only the adults, weren’t you mocking them?
            I always said you’re a manipulator and a wailing wall.

          39. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Youre the joke, these are mentally handicap children with an adult caretaker.
            What has the second picture to do there? Ziotroll

          40. 5thDrawer Avatar

            It’s Sweden’s one Missile. :-))

          41. Matrix Avatar

            Those are grownups, not children that are dressed in military uniform.

            Now you’re the joke with the “Ziotroll”.

          42. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad


          43. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            You..err..learn big bang theory on TV?

          44. Rudy1947 Avatar

            You watch too many cartoons, still thinking they are real.

          45. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            HAHA ..i watch cartoons where? Mongol

          46. Rudy1947 Avatar

            At home, at your computer. Didn’t you know? You share them often.

          47. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Ask Mama Merkel for cartooons not me..Imbecile
            He communicate with cartooons.
            BTW., get lost

          48. Matrix Avatar

            If you really knew what the big bang was, you wouldn’t talk so much about which Christians was first – you would need to have a “creation god”, and such didn’t exist before the big bang.

            According to the Big Bang model, the universe expanded from an extremely dense (singularity) and hot state and continues to expand.


            As to “The Big Bang Theory” TV show, it is a perfect way for relaxation from your kind…

          49. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            🙂 Frankly i think you’re crazy, I know what Big bang is ..thank you.
            Now please, get lost

          50. Matrix Avatar

            I can not fulfill your wish, sorry….

          51. 5thDrawer Avatar

            I rather prefer the ‘Recycling Theory’ of the Black Holes, these days. Explains the continuity without losing ‘Matter’ much better.

          52. Matrix Avatar

            That’s your preference….

          53. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Talk to rudzky both same age..

          54. Matrix Avatar

            You must be more precise with this ‘rudzky’, Google had to many ‘rudzky’s – not easy to pick the one on your mind…..

          55. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            rudzky is my invention.. get lost

          56. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Aleppo Doctor Attacks Western Media for Bias, Censorship and Lies
            MAY 1, 2016.

          57. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Searching for truth is a chore … and most in ‘East AND ‘West’ won’t bother to do it.

          58. Matrix Avatar

            Is there any media without bias?

          59. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            There are.

          60. Matrix Avatar

            I don’t believe you.

          61. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Please stop spamming

          62. Matrix Avatar


        2. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Security-cam videos tonight on National News of the Hospital Hit and the last seconds of the life of the last Paediatrician …

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            In your media’, I don’t know were they find the energy for such hatred and indifference for the suffering of the Syrian people, Assad built these hospitals..

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar

            And destroyed them too, looks like.

    2. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Wishful thinking who the hell do you think you are, Syria is not yours nor the Golan Heights nor the Shebaa Farms. Beast!

  2. johngilbert Avatar

    Arab minority in Syria with help from Persians and Russians killing Arab majority in Syria.

  3. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    The US has now officially invaded Syria, Quietly without protest… three years after US congress voted against it.

  4. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    The US has now officially invaded #Syria, Quietly without protest… three years after US congress voted against it.

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