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    The self-proclaimed authorities of Syria's Aleppo do not represent the interests of residents of the city's eastern parts and play into the hands of terrorists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Zakharova recalled that according to available information, there are two "self-government bodies" in Aleppo, one of them based in Turkey's Gaziantep, dubbed "provincial council" and the other, the so-called "municipal council" based in the locality of Atarib about 20 kilometers southwest of Aleppo.

    Another force that is trying to show itself in Aleppo is the so-called "provisional government" closely linked to the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, she said.

    "All these self-proclaimed 'authorities' are far from representing the residents of Aleppo's eastern quarters, who have actually become hostages to militants. It is even worse that, while fulfilling the order of their sponsors, these people, hypocritically speaking as if on behalf of civilians, are playing into the hands of terrorists in all possible ways," Zakharova said.

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    terrorists, The Syrian war, Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, Aleppo, Syria, Russia
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