Aleppo After "Moderate Rebels" Are Gone

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Eva Bartlett interview with MP for Aleppo Fares Shehabi

Bartlett writes: "In Aleppo recently to see the difference between the Aleppo I got to know from four visits in 2016, when terrorists were bombing and sniping civilians, the Aleppo I saw in June 2017 and Aleppo now.

 

Aleppo now is a totally different city, not plagued with chronic total lack of electricity and water (there are still power cuts, but also long bouts of power, I was told), and above all not fully bombarded by terrorists. Sadly, terrorists in the countryside still manage to bomb areas of the city, so it isn't full peace just yet. But in spite of that, the will to live and rebuild is heartening and impressive.

 

Here is a conversation I had with Aleppo MP Fares Shehabi/ Faris Shihabi while in Aleppo, with thanks to him for his time and his powerful words."
 

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puttefnask's picture

I finally found that interview on Channel 4 where this same person MP Fares is interviewed and corrects them on what really transpired there, and he also demands an apology from Channel 4. It's towards the end of the video. Before that you get to see channel 4 cut out the part where a woman tells them that the terrorists blocked them from leaving the warzone, but that important detail is somehow left out of the video, which leaves viewers with the impression that Assad's forces blocked them. This guy is involved in a lot of staging, that last interview was shown LIVE, which is why it exists unedited in the first place.

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danmanjones's picture

Richard Ayode has a good go at this guy

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