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Russian MoD: Situation in Mosul nothing like in Aleppo (w/ VIDEO)

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A recent Western coalition air raid on Mosul.

 Al Masdar News reports:

(TASS) The [Western] coalition has conducted 21 air strikes on Iraq’s Mosul and its suburbs in the past day alone whereas neither Russian nor Syrian warplanes have been used in Syria’s Aleppo for more than two weeks, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.

“Mosul is being bombed daily from B-52H American strategic bombers, F/A-18 bombers based on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and from Rafale M [bombers] based on the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. In the past day alone, the coalition warplanes flew 25 sorties and delivered 21 air strikes on the city and its suburbs,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Russian and Syrian warplanes “have performed no flights in Aleppo for more than two weeks,” he stressed.

Mosul vs Aleppo

The situation in Iraqi Mosul differs from that in Syrian Aleppo in the absence of humanitarian corridors, journalists, volunteers and activists, Konashenkov told reporters commenting on a statement by US Department of State’s spokesperson John Kirby, who earlier said the situations in Aleppo and Mosul are “radically different” from each other.

Konashenkov said representatives of the UN, Red Crescent and other international organizations, as well as journalists work in Aleppo [see the Reuters report U.N. says tank shell hits its Aleppo office]. Besides, the city has six humanitarian corridors, Konashenkov said, adding that civilians cannot use them as they are mined and shelled by gunmen.

“In Mosul, by a strange coincidence, there are no journalists, activists or volunteers in ‘helmets’ of ‘white’ or any other rainbow shade. Nobody. That is why all that American and European TV channels can afford to broadcast is cheerful censored reports about extraordinary successes of the coalition and a future great victory over terrorists, not substantiated by factual footage,” he said.

Humanitarian corridors in Mosul were not even discussed, “as if the city with a population of one million is populated only by terrorists”.

“And despite this John Kirby states feeling insulted because, unlike in Aleppo, the operation in Mosul proceeds in strict compliance with international humanitarian law,” he stated.

The ground operation to free Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was launched on October 17. Taking part are Iraqi troops, Kurdish forces and the international coalition.

Meanwhile, a humanitarian pause continues in Aleppo – Russian warplanes have been making no strikes for already 16 days, eight humanitarian corridors were opened for civilians and gunmen. However, terrorists continue shelling these corridors and don’t let civilians leave the city.

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10 Comments

  1. And nobody in the west asks the question “where are the US “white helmets” in Mosel”? Probably, those astute enough to know full well can already answer the question. The same deaths of civilians numbering over a million really don’t need reporting do they? Especially as the forces bombing them are US and it’s sycophantic allies and they wouldn’t want those same supposed war crimes Russia and Syria have been accused of being shown on mainstream media, by clowns toting rifles and stretchers, paint pots and make up at the ready.

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    And nobody in the west asks the question “where are the US “white helmets” in Mosel”? Probably, those astute enough to know full well can already answer the question. The same deaths of civilians numbering over a million really don’t need reporting do they? Especially as the forces bombing them are US and it’s sycophantic allies and they wouldn’t want those same supposed war crimes Russia and Syria have been accused of being shown on mainstream media, by clowns toting rifles and stretchers, paint pots and make up at the ready.

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    • Rhisiart Gwilym says

      ‘Identical’? You think? One getting bombed – with war-crime munitions; the other not getting bombed at all. The bombed city holding about a million civilians; the unbombed one with probably as few as forty thousand. You see that as identical? See an optician – and a psychiatrist.

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      • Rhisiart, Certainly your point is valid, well-taken and reinforces the thrust of this post: the difference is the “spin” that U.S. bombs are “acceptable” in Mosul but Syrian/Russian bombs are “war crimes” in Aleppo. Both cities’ populations have been attacked by mercenary terrorists, and that is how the fundamental situations in those two cities’ people are highly similar. What is most unfortunate is that humanity has failed to create an effective global legal institution (international law) to end impunity for war crimes, that if it had decades ago those who’ve sponsored terrorism (in Aleppo, Mosul or anyplace on Earth) would have been deterred from doing so by real risk of prosecution, and these horrendous situations would never have occurred. If such an international legal framework were already existent pre-2003, these discussions would be unnecessary, because the warring would never have begun.

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  3. archie1954 says

    Typical American lying propaganda when tying russia into illegal bombardment of terrorists in Aleppo while stating that American bombardment of Mosul is legal. What a crock!!

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