Syrian ‘Moderate’ Opposition Refuses to Leave Aleppo after Russian Statement

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Syrian ‘moderate’ opposition has rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russia announced the stop of airstrikes in order to allow militants to leave the city and to separate moderate fighters from terrorists.

Syrian ‘Moderate’ Opposition Refuses to Leave Aleppo after Russian Statement

Groups, hostile to the Syrian government, have refused to accept the Russian initiative to leave the city of Aleppo through humanitarian corridors, the Reuters news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a representative of one of the Syrian ‘moderate’ opposition groups. The group’s leader noted that threats of Russia and Assad would not stop his companions-in-arms.

According to the news agency, the ‘moderate’ opposition is going to continue armed resistance in Aleppo. At the same time, Reuters noted that the opposition claims that withdrawal from the city through the humanitarian corridors, provided by the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, would be a ‘capitulation’.

“The factions completely reject any exit – this is surrender,” a political officer of the Aleppo-based Fastaqim group, Zakaria Malahifji, said. “When we took up arms at the start of the revolution to defend our abandoned people we promised God that we would not lay them down until the downfall of this criminal regime [President Bashar al-Assad’s government],” he added. “There are no terrorists in Aleppo,” Malahifji concluded.

The terrorist states that there are no terrorists in Aleppo… It is a strong statement. A drug addict rarely recognizes himself as a drug addict, a mental patient never recognizes himself as a mentally ill person. Well, and a terrorist will never recognize that he is a terrorist, but will continue to talk nonsense about the ‘fight for free Syria’.

Giving terrorists the last chance to withdraw from Aleppo, Russia, together with Syrian troops, is ready to carry out an operation to liberate the city, despite any disagreement of the ‘moderate’ opposition. NATO’s military instructors will leave the eastern part of Aleppo through the corridors in order to defuse the situation and to prevent anyone to guess about their presence – and it will be enough.

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