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    Radio Sputnik discussed the situation in East Aleppo with Vanessa Beeley, an investigative journalist and peace activist, who has just returned from the city and is currently in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

    “What we are seeing is an incredible hysteria from the corporate and mainstream media about the situation on the ground in East Aleppo and I can categorically and unequivocally say that the majority of their reports are based on unverified sources and are blatantly untrue,” Beeley said.

    • Woman in Hanano, East Aleppo celebrates the SAA liberation of the district from Nusra Front occupation
      Woman in Hanano, East Aleppo celebrates the SAA liberation of the district from Nusra Front occupation
      © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
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      East Aleppo
      © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
    • Courtyard of Umayyed Mosque, Old City used as a sniper stronghold by Nusra Front and Ahrar al Sham
      Courtyard of Umayyed Mosque, Old City used as a sniper stronghold by Nusra Front and Ahrar al Sham
      © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
    • Hanano, East Aleppo. Clean water freely available post SAA liberation from Nusra Front Occupation
      Hanano, East Aleppo. Clean water freely available post SAA liberation from Nusra Front Occupation
      © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
    • Unexploded gas canister fired by Nusra Front and associated NATO and Gulf state funded militant factions, Old City, East Aleppo
      Unexploded gas canister fired by Nusra Front and associated NATO and Gulf state funded militant factions, Old City, East Aleppo
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    • Child eating food being provided by the Syrian Government and Russia humanitarian organisations. Hanano, East Aleppo
      Child eating food being provided by the Syrian Government and Russia humanitarian organisations. Hanano, East Aleppo
      © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
    • View from rooftops of Sheikh Saeed area of East Aleppo, decimated by street fighting, artillery fire, mortars, shells.
      View from rooftops of Sheikh Saeed area of East Aleppo, decimated by street fighting, artillery fire, mortars, shells.
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    Woman in Hanano, East Aleppo celebrates the SAA liberation of the district from Nusra Front occupation

    She further said that she just recently returned from Aleppo to Damascus. She spent three days in the Eastern Aleppo and she went to Hanano which was literally liberated just a day ago and there she spoke to civilians on the ground.

    “We saw clear signs of jubilation at their liberation from what were fundamentally four years of incarceration by NATO and the Gulf States which funded various militant factions headed up by al-Nusra Front and al-Qaeda in Syria. We spoke with many civilians; some of them were actually flooding out to give us their testimony.”

    She said that the majority were desperate to tell that they were so grateful to the Syrian Arab Army for liberating them from their imprisonment.

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    “The majority also told us that the terrorist factions were receiving humanitarian aid including food and medicines. They had it stock piled and sold at extortionist prices.

    One woman told us that there are 12 members in her family and they were given twelve loaves of bread every three days and that was the extent of their rationing on food,” Beeley told Sputnik.

    She further said that she saw many children who were emaciated and starved, showing serious signs of malnutrition.

    “We saw the Syrian Arab Army and the Russian sides sending out food to all the areas that we went to.”

    Beeley further spoke about the liberation process of the old city, the Umayed mosque and the ground warfare which went on between the Syrian Arab Army and the terrorist factions.

    “We got into a taxi; the taxi driver was crying he said that this is an amazing moment. He said that maybe this is the moment when we can unite as West Aleppo and East Aleppo and ‘I can see my family who I haven’t seen in five years,’” the journalist said.

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    Ambulances wait as they evacuate people from al-Sukkari rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 15, 2016.
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    Ambulances wait as they evacuate people from al-Sukkari rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo, Syria December 15, 2016.

    She also spoke about the Jibreen registration center which is a place where civilians who have got out from the areas in East Aleppo come to register. Many of the people have either lost their IDs or had them stolen. So they came to the center to register even if they did not have ID papers, they were given paper which allowed them to travel freely.

    “At this center alone we saw civilians being escorted by the Syrian Arab Army. We saw the Syrian Army carrying their belongings for them, handing out food and hot drinks to the people who were arriving in the pouring rain. We also saw the Russian field hospitals, we saw Russian doctors treating all manner of injuries, and many had broken limbs that had not been treated,” Beeley said.

    She further said that many civilians told her that there were field hospitals before the liberation also but only terrorists were being treated there and civilians didn’t even dare to go there in order to get treatment.

    “One man in a wheel-chair said that he hadn’t received any medical help since the Aleppo doctors left in 2013. So this was a catalogue of horror stories but not to do with Syrian Arab Army, it was to do with these NATO and Gulf States funded terrorists who had been imprisoning these people and using them as human shields, raping their daughters, imprisoning eight-year old children.”

    Beeley said that in East Aleppo when she asked the civilians of whether they faced any brutality at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army, “they looked at me as if I am insane. They told me that the army liberated them. They took us to safety in their own trucks back to Jibreen out of East Aleppo and provided them with food, warmth etc.”

    Hanano main street, East Aleppo. After SAA liberation from Nusra Front Occupation
    © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
    Hanano main street, East Aleppo. After SAA liberation from Nusra Front Occupation
    Syrian Arab Army soldiers on rooftop of recently liberated Sheikh Saeed, East Aleppo from Nusra Front led occupation.
    © Photo: Vanessa Beeley
    Syrian Arab Army soldiers on rooftop of recently liberated Sheikh Saeed, East Aleppo from Nusra Front led occupation.

    Sergei Rudskoy, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operational Directorate, said that "it seems that Western states and humanitarian organizations are not hurrying up to deliver aid to Aleppo as those who used to receive it, militants, are no longer there, while civilians don't interest them."

    Rudskoy added that the representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and officers from the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation had entered the liberated districts as they had been freed, and found no bodies there.

    He said that the real-time drone video of the operation was available across the world. More than 7,000 eastern Aleppo residents have returned to their homes after the liberation of the city, he said.

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    • landauroj
      The UK BBC, Sky, and many others are scums and those experts that talk about the events just cause me nausea and disbelieve. The UK is a servant of the USA policies, and repeat as a parrot what the USA ask them to say. It very denigrate, indeed. The UK economy rests a lot in the selling of weapon to overseas. The UK is a parasite glue to the USA foreign policies and all if its TV commentators repeat as a parrot robotic ally, because they do not want to be fire if they ever dare to say the oppose.
    • avatar
      jas
      How come Obama isn't liberating anyone? Mosul and Raqqa just drag on forever and the WH spends all of it's time interfering with Assad trying to fight terrorists.
    • avatar
      raptorabz
      NATO. : Normally A Terrorist Organisation , what do you expect from them, hope Trump kills it off.
    • avatar
      ivanwa88
      The mask has been ripped off to expose the real truth Capitalism in its naked 350 year old form is a sham a con a charade it relies on war to create a revitalisation of the system.
      Rather than modify the system which is a simple matter of having a vital core of social services as the core component the system used the anti communist flag waving to keep waging the same old same old.

      So many fell for that stupidity indulging in mass murders like ghouls and it still exist to day albeit after the fall of Aleppo its evil spell has been broken and cleansing will begin in earnest.

      Syria's fight is the fight of all humanity against the sick minded perverts of the world that know nothing other than hate and death.
      To those that fear compassion and kindness you have been proven wrong repent change embrace and love again.
      We don't need division especially of the sexes that is the most hateful cruel demonic sick reality of those that have lost there way.
      Perhaps the love of the oppressed peoples of Syria will in part start to heal and show the world the way forward to a better understanding and Basher Assad is the shining beacon of what that represents.
      The UN and NATO have shown that in there current forms they are obsolete demonic forces not fit to speak for anyone on this planet.
    • avatar
      jas
      NATO country leaders need to be held accountable and be indicted for what they have done to these people, Kurds and Yazidis, etc. in Iraq and Syria.
    • Anton KOMAROV
      Maybe finally the Truth about the murderous neocon fascists like the Clinton's and their ilk will out and they will be stalled in their quest for world domination so they can profit at the expense of the planets population.I truely dubt that the western media and their cohorts will have either the decency or morals to tell the truth and admit to their unfounded lies and allegations but hopefully with the changes occurring across the EU and the USA let alone Korea,the public will not believe them much longer and they will face decreasing revenues as less and less of the public pay for their services by refusing towatch them or buy their rags.
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      bluesky
      No sign of the white helmets to be seen .
      Scum bag Western MSM is all I can say.
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