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- Turkey Investigating 17 U.S. Officials Over Turkish Coup
- Police: Cleveland Facebook Murder Suspect Shot And Killed Himself After Pursuit
- Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying On Americans
- Russia Warns U.S. Not To Act Unilaterally Against North Korea
- Ex-Pentagon Chief: North Korea Not ‘Suicidal’ — So Won’t Attack U.S. First
- Report: Russia and China Head For Korean Peninsula As U.S Deploys Two Additional Carriers
- Alex Jones Is ‘Playing A Character’ During Infowars Broadcasts, According To His Lawyer
- Syrian Girl: “Rebels Promised To Bomb Buses Evacuating Shi’ite Civilians”
- Sargon Of Akkad Discusses Berkeley with Luke Rudkowski From We Are Change
- Foua And Kafraya: Two Syrian Towns Massacred By U.S.-Backed Terrorists
|Turkey Investigating 17 U.S. Officials Over Turkish Coup
Posted: 18 Apr 2017 10:30 AM PDT
Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into 17 U.S officials and academics in connection with the attempted coup of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government last year.
A few of those accused include — Former CIA Director John O. Brennan, New York Senator Chuck Schumer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) President David Cohen and Henri Barkey, Director of the Middle East Program at Wilson Center.
The accused are suspected of being linked to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) allegedly run by its exiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen based in Pennsylvania.
In wake of the violent coup last July, tens of thousands of FETO suspects have been arrested, including many in the armed forces, police, judicial system, education and business sector Anadolu Agency reported.
Turkish military drove tanks into the streets and dropped bombs on Istanbul and Ankara from jets before having their coup cut short by Turkish loyalist military.
The failed coup left 249 people dead and nearly 2,200 injured.
Although many called the move a political move on part by Ankara, that was issued right before the Turkish referendum to expand Erdogan’s presidential powers.
Newsbuds’ former FBI translator, Sibel Edmonds, has for years, accused Fetullah Gulen of trying to undermine Turkey in what she calls Operation Gladio B. Last year Edmonds asked the question, “was what happened in July just a dry run of what’s come in Turkey?”
However, several anomalies suggest that the Turkish coup may have potentially been a false flag operation to purge the Turkish military of opposition to Erdogan.
How does such a low ranking military official gain the support of so many soldiers?
Reuters also pointed out that President Erdogan was out on vacation and on his way back when the coup happened and rebel fighter jets had his plane clear in their sights but didn’t fire any shots. Why didn’t they fire any shots if they were rebel jets against Erdogan?
Gulen denied any involvement in the bloody conflict and blamed Erdogan stating the latter that it was a move, “orchestrated to justify a clampdown on civil rights.”
Turkish Secretary of Labor Süleyman Soylu accused the U.S. and CIA of being behind the attempted coup almost immediately after it occurred last year.
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|Police: Cleveland Facebook Murder Suspect Shot And Killed Himself After Pursuit
Posted: 18 Apr 2017 09:11 AM PDT
Steve Stephens has shot and killed himself after a brief pursuit in Erie County, Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Police said.
According to police, Stephens killed 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland Sunday and posted a video of the killing on Facebook.
Stephens was considered armed and dangerous, having been on the run since Sunday. The manhunt was nationwide.
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This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information arrives to our news room.
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|Lawsuit Attempts To Hold Foreign Governments Accountable For Spying On Americans
Posted: 18 Apr 2017 08:19 AM PDT
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is attempting to reverse a court decision that they say could potentially lead to immunity for foreign governments who spy, attack, and even murder Americans.
On Thursday April 13, the Electronic Frontier Foundation asked an appeals court to review a decision that will allow foreign governments to monitor the activities of Americans in America. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is calling on the court to reverse the decision made in a case involving an American living in Maryland and the Ethiopian government. The case, Kidane v. Ethiopia, relates to the Ethiopian government attaching a malware program known as FinSpy to Mr. Kidane’s computer. FinSpy is capable of copying every keystroke made by the user, as well as Skype calls, and sending all of the data back to Ethiopia.
In March, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against Mr. Kidane and stated that foreign governments could not be held accountable for surveillance in American courts if they did not send a human agent to perform the spying. “In essence, this would mean governments around the world have immunity for spying, attacking, and even murdering Americans on American soil, as long as the activity is performed with software, robots, drones, or other digital tools,” the EFF writes.
“We already know about technology that will let attackers drive your car off the road, turn off your pacemaker, or watch every communication from your computer or your phone. As our lives become even more digital, the risks will only grow,” said EFF Senior Staff Attorney Nate Cardozo. More than likely, her comments regarding driving cars off road is a reference to recent revelations from WikiLeaks’ Vault7, CIA leaks which show that, among other things, the agency can remotely control vehicles. Cardozo said the courts need to make it clear to governments around the world that “any illegal attack in the United States will be answered in court in the United States.”
The result of the court’s decision is that foreign governments are not expected to follow the same requirements for surveillance that the U.S. government is expected to. Of course, the reality is that the U.S. does not even follow its own rules on domestic surveillance or foreign surveillance.
“American citizens deserve to feel safe and secure in their own homes using their own computers,” EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn said. “The appeals court should vacate this decision, and ensure that the use of robots or remote controlled tools doesn’t prevent people who have been harmed by foreign government attacks from seeking justice.”
Whether or not this particular court reverses this particular decision, it should serve as a reminder of the ever growing, interconnecting nexus of surveillance programs, tools, and compliant courts. The only freedom and privacy left in America is what you are willing to stand up and fight for. We must organize on the local level to oppose and counter the State’s surveillance.
Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2
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|Russia Warns U.S. Not To Act Unilaterally Against North Korea
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 11:59 PM PDT
Article via Zero Hedge
In response to the US vice president, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that Mike Pence’s statement on the US running out of “strategic patience” towards Pyongyang does not contribute to resolving the crisis. The top Russian diplomat also voiced hope there will be no repeat of the US strike on Syria in North Korea.
On Monday, speaking from the DMZ, Mike Pence said the world has witnessed the “strength and resolve of Trump in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan,” and threatened North Korea “not to test” this resolve or “or the strength of the armed forces of the United States.”
Lavrov responded by saying “I hope that there won’t be any unilateral actions like we recently saw in Syria and that the US will follow the policies Trump repeatedly declared during his election campaign.”
He also warned the US not to take any military actions, stressing that the “risky nuclear and missile endeavors of Pyongyang” violating UNSC resolutions could not be used as an excuse for violating international law and the UN Charter “in the same fashion” as in Syria.
The period of US policy before the current escalation could be hardly described as an “era of strategic patience,” Lavrov added.
“I cannot call the Obama administration’s period an ‘era of strategic patience,’ as the US has been quite harshly limiting North Korea’s capabilities to develop economy sectors related to nuclear or energy areas,” Lavrov said, referring to past US initiatives, many of them backed by the UN Security Council.
Also addressing the matter, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that harsh statements do not contribute to peace and stability in the region, while commenting on South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn’s promise to “implement intensive punitive measures” on Pyongyang in case of any “provocations.”
“Our position is well known and consistent. We call on all sides to avoid any actions which might be perceived as a provocation. And we stand for the continuation of coordinated international efforts in existing formats to resolve the North Korean problem,” Peskov said.
Meanwhile tensions on the Korean Peninsula remain high: after Pyongyang conducted a missile test amid joint US-South Korea drills in March, and with at least one and as many as 3 US aircraft carrier groups headed toward the Peninsula, today North Korea’s UN ambassador said the US has “created a dangerous situation in which the thermonuclear war may break out at any moment on the peninsula and pose a serious threat to the world’s peace and security, to say nothing of those of northeast Asia.”
Separately, North Korea told the BBC that the country would be “conducting more missile tests on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis,” in effect assuring a provocation.
Judging by the market’s response on Monday, a global thermonuclear war would be just the catalyst to pust the S&P back over its all time high of 2,400.
This article first appeared on ZeroHedge.com and was authored by Tyler Durden.
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|Ex-Pentagon Chief: North Korea Not ‘Suicidal’ — So Won’t Attack U.S. First
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 11:37 PM PDT
Article via The Anti-Media
As Vice President Mike Pence warns that the “era of strategic patience” with North Korea is over, the country’s U.N. ambassador is comparing the U.S.’s behavior in Asia to that of gangsters.
At a news conference on Monday, Ambassador Kim In-ryong said the United States was “disturbing global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is decisive and just and proportionate and contributes to defending the international order.”
Also on Monday, North Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister told BBC that despite escalating tensions with the U.S., his country would continue with its missile testing indefinitely.
Speaking at a conference in Seoul with South Korea’s acting president, Vice President Pence boasted about the “strength and resolve” of Donald Trump regarding his recent military actions in Afghanistan and Syria. Pence warned North Korea against challenging the military might of the United States.
“North Korea would do well not to test his resolve,” Pence said of his president, “or the strength of the armed forces of the United States in this region.”
But even as the situation continues to deteriorate, Business Insider has reminded readers that not every military authority believes — as the mainstream narrative would like audiences to believe — that North Korea would ever strike first.
“North Korea, while they’re evil, are not crazy,” former Defense Secretary William Perry told CNN last November.
Perry, who was Pentagon chief under Bill Clinton, said the idea that North Korea would ever strike first against the United States or its allies in the region makes absolutely no sense because it would mean the country’s utter destruction.
“I do not believe the North Korean regime is suicidal,” he said. “Therefore I don’t believe they’re going to launch an unprovoked nuclear attack on anyone.”
Incidentally, North Korea conducted a failed missile launch over the weekend.
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|Report: Russia and China Head For Korean Peninsula As U.S Deploys Two Additional Carriers
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 02:52 PM PDT
As the tensions between world powers reach a tipping point, multiple sources now report that military moves are being made by China, Russia, and the USA, all appearing to head in the direction of the Korean Peninsula.
President Donald Trump had previously told Fox:
President Trump’s armada, which has been dubbed the U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 1 left for the Korean peninsula only days ago.
Recently, South Korean news reported that three aircraft carriers were gathering in the Korean peninsula. They are expected to be operational by June 25th, which means there could be two more USA-financed aircraft carriers to add on to the armada, already boasting one.
As a Zero Hedge report states, there also could be a mass mobilization of Russian ground forces in Vladivostok, Russia, which is near the North Korean border. Video footage illustrates that the Russians could be gearing up for a massive military campaign — if the footage is legitimate.
China And Russia Send Intelligence-Gathering Vessels
According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, China and Russia have dispatched “intelligence-gathering vessels,” from their respective navies to chase down the USS Carl Vinson — an aircraft carrier that is apart of a U.S. armada sent to North Korean waters.
The source of this information is predominately cited as The Yomiuri Shimbun, who furthermore stated that both Russia and China want to “probe the movements” of the United States, which illustrated that they are not excluding the chance of a USA-led military action on North Korea in the coming days.
The Yomiuri Shimbun, who received their information from “multiple sources,” of the Japanese government confirms that Russia and China are simply watching the situation unfold so that a response could be best brought out, should any sort of aggression occur on either side of this conflict.
USA Troops Are Conducting Military Exercises In South Korea
The USA and South Korea are spending the next couple of weeks doing annual military exercises in Seoul and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said recently that the time of “strategic patience,” was over.
Could this mean that the U.S. is actually preparing for war with North Korea? Or is the U.S. armada simply showing off its shiny armored steel, like President Theodore Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet once did?
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|Alex Jones Is ‘Playing A Character’ During Infowars Broadcasts, According To His Lawyer
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 01:10 PM PDT
Alex Jones, the mogul for Infowars has recently found himself in a child custody case which has both sides questioning: who is the real Alex Jones?
According to multiple sources, Jones’ lawyer said that he shouldn’t be judged by his radio broadcast persona, saying that, “he’s playing a character… He is a performance artist.” If the effort behind this claim is to make sure that Jones receives an unbiased judgement based on the evidence produced solely in court, then it is understandable why his lawyer would make this claim.
Jones’ wife Kelly seems to think that hot-headed, ranting ball of anger Alex Jones is the real Jones, reportedly stating that, “He’s not a stable person… He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck. He wants J-Lo to get raped.”
Although Jones did want to fight Alec Baldwin for a charity fundraiser, he later apologized to Alec Baldwin in a 25-minute video that explained what drove him to make that challenge in the first place, asserting that it was a “joke.”
The context for his wife’s comments on Jennifer Lopez can be seen here, where Jones says, “why don’t you go to Somalia for five minutes lady, you’ll be gang-raped so fast it will make your head spin.” Although this is clearly not a direct assertion that he wants Jennifer Lopez raped, it is still a questionable remark that he should have perhaps kept in his mind.
Kelly Jones, also reportedly said that she is, “concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress.” This comment is in reference to a profanity-filled defensive remark from Jones where he asserts that he is, in fact, not a Russian agent, saying that, “calling me a foreign agent, those are f***ing fighting words.”
The Recent Success Of The Alex Jones Show
Jones’ show draws an audience of millions, including President Trump himself, who made a visit on the Alex Jones Show over skype during his time as a presidential candidate. During this interview, Trump remarked that Jones had an “amazing” reputation, and that he would not let Jones down.
Jones and President Trump have seemingly become friends and Jones even claimed back in January that he was offered White House press credentials. He stated in the same video that he simply needed to spend the money to send somebody there and that he needed to make sure the investment was worth it first.
Alex Jones’ child custody trial is expected to last a couple of weeks. It is unclear how or if the case will affect the Alex Jones Show or further reports from Infowars.com.
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|Syrian Girl: “Rebels Promised To Bomb Buses Evacuating Shi’ite Civilians”
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 12:19 PM PDT
Mimi Al-Laham, known as Partisan Girl has reported that a video shows Syrian Sunni rebels promising to bomb buses evacuating Shi’ite civilians in 2015 prior to the two bus bombing terrorist attacks in Syria.
The video is extremely graphic and we have before outlined our policy for not showing deceased victims but in this case showing the devastation is warranted to show what the Syrian rebels are capable of.
In December 2016, the rebels bombed a bus evacuating the besieged city of Aleppo and promised to bomb civilians buses evacuating more civilians from the area.
“The buses meant to evacuate the Shi’ite heathens how we burned them for the sake of God, and we will burn every convoy trying to evacuate them,” a rebel soldier is heard saying in Arabic.
He added, “You want to evacuate the Shi’ites, do you? Pigs. God willing, they will only leave as corpses.”
This Saturday another evacuation bus was bombed in Idlib with the mainstream media peddling the narrative that the Syrian government was responsible by implying the suspected Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) came from the Government side and that the town was Government held. Despite Syrian Girl’s video showing a man explain the latter, that rebels lured children to the area with bags of chips shortly before the explosion in a deplorable act of evil.
“There was a car that was distributing potato chips so then the kids started to run after it then it exploded,” a Syrian man said.
Another woman collaborated the man’s account of the events stating they scattered chips and “tried to gather as much children around the vehicle as once.”
The two videos below explain that the mainstream media is completely wrong when they say that the town was Government held as the two factions have been at war. It’s the same story over and over as it’s been for quite some time in Syria, the Sunni v.s. the Shi’ites. It’s a civil war that involves other nation states funding them both creating further conflict with this proxy war.
BBC also noted that, “It would not be in the rebels interest..” to bomb their own civilians, as Syricide tweeted Funny how that only applies to the rebels but that logic didn’t apply two weeks ago during the Syrian chemical weapons gas attack in the same area of Idlib.
In 2015, during a separate event, Syrian children were dressed up as Isis hostages and put into a death cage in an anti-Assad protest. So, if Syrian rebels comprised of Al-Nusra and ISIS would do this to children what is stopping them from gassing their own civilians two weeks ago? The answer? Nothing is going to stop them. What is taking place in Syria is horrible, but it’s important to always stay vigilant and not be taken awash by propaganda to become emotionally manipulated by pictures and to seek factual information.
More importantly, the question of whether or not western journalist are being paid to decimate CIA Mockingbird 2.0 propaganda to the public must be answered or if it’s just lazy journalism.
As we have said before, Syria is very complicated. It’s not all black and white and anyone seeking to claim so should be seriously scrutinized.
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|Sargon Of Akkad Discusses Berkeley with Luke Rudkowski From We Are Change
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 12:04 PM PDT
Sargon of Akkad and Luke Rudkowski discuss the confrontation that happened in Berkeley and the media’s biased towards the protest if it doesn’t fit their narrative.
Luke spoke about what happened on the ground and how the police refused to intervene in the clash between pro-Trump and Antifa protesters.
Sargon noted that Antifa has a history of political violence at their rallies. He further expressed that the right wing people weren’t innocent either and the proud boys clearly went down there to fight.
Luke expressed that the left and right are both wrong and are willing to lie and manipulate people to push their agendas. But the anti-establishment settlement that Trump’s candidacy brought was here to stay and is an opportunity for the future.
They also talked about how people on both sides of the sphere are being divided and conquered using the left v.s. the right dichotomy.
For the full informative interview listen below.
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|Foua And Kafraya: Two Syrian Towns Massacred By U.S.-Backed Terrorists
Posted: 17 Apr 2017 11:56 AM PDT
A tale of two Shi’a towns targeted by CIA-backed “moderate rebels,” as told by Sarah Abed in an exclusive to We Are Change.
The suicide bomber has been identified as Samer Hassan Yousef.
Syrians took pride in the fact that their country was nonsectarian, secular and united. That is… until March 15th, 2011, when a carefully planned and calculated imposed war invaded their jasmine scented country. Since then, sectarian hate has surfaced and been empowered by terrorist groups that now boldly commit crimes against humanity in broad daylight without fear of condemnation.
New information has surfaced from multiple sources and confirmed by my exclusive contact in Syria that the NATO/US-backed Nour Al Din Al Zinki movement was behind the massive suicide bombing explosion that took place in the Al-Rashideen area of west Aleppo.
During a negotiated population transfer deal, a suicide car bombing targeted the Shi’a civilians being evacuated from Kafraya and Foua; two cities with a population of roughly 40,000 people that have been besieged by “moderate rebels” since March 2015.
Previously this same group was responsible for beheading a Palestinian child named Abdallah Issa on the back of a pickup truck. I wrote about him more in a previous article.
The suicide bomber has been identified as Samer Hassan Yousef.
These terrorists are anything but moderate, they have traumatized, killed, and starved the civilians of these two cities on an almost daily basis for the past 2 years. Car bombs, rockets, gas cylinders, and shells have torn these two cities apart and rendered them almost uninhabitable.
By December 2015, entire families were homeless and thousands killed, mostly women and children. A true genocide of a religious minority. The one remaining hospital that was attending to all of the injured, performing sometimes five major surgeries a day, was bombed last year as well. Schools have been obliterated. Terrorist groups cut the citizens water off forcing them to carry water from wells which they empty into their tanks. They are eating grass and chard.
The Syrian government’s only way to send aid to the residents is through parachutes. Gaysh el Fatha, among other terrorist groups in the area, have been seen on video saying they will run over their bodies if these Shi’a traitors and refer to them as pigs and dogs. They are heard saying that they will slaughter and behead them. Even young children are singing along and are being indoctrinated to believe that Shi’a are not worthy of living.
On April 15th, 2017 some 5,000 inhabitants of the northern cities, mainly women and children, were brought by bus convoy to the government held city of Aleppo but were stopped while still in the “rebel” controlled area. Inhabitants from the southern city had been brought up to Aleppo and were kept under government guard.
This latest evacuation was made possible under a deal struck between Damascus and militant groups in late March that envisaged the transfer of 16,000 people from Foua and Kefraya in exchange for the evacuation of militants and their families from the government-held towns of al-Zabadani and Madaya in Rif Dimashq Province.
Iran, speaking for the Syrian government, and Qatar, a financer of the radical “rebels”, negotiated the deal. There are many other issues involved in the deal including Qatari hostages held by Shia groups in Iraq, very large payment from Qatar to “rebel” groups (Al-Qaeda) and some non-disclosed items.
In December an agreement had allowed for the exchange of wounded civilians. When buses were on their way to evacuate elderly and wounded civilians from the two northern cities they were torched by some rebel group. New buses had to be sent in order to facilitate the exchange.
It is now confirmed that Nour al Din al Zinki movement prepared the VBEID in Darat Izza and sent to al Rashadeen in advance of the bus convoy from Kafraya and Foua and waited for the right time to explode and cause maximum fatalities. It is widely known and accepted that the Nour al Din al Zenki group is financed, armed and promoted by NATO, as moderates.
The civilians in their buses, mostly elderly, women and children, were guarded by “rebels” of Ahrar al Sham. They were hungry. Someone appeared on the scene and distributed potato chips/crisps. When children flocked around the food distribution a blue car drove up and a very large explosion occurred.
Four buses full of people and a number of ambulances were totally destroyed. 126 of the civilians, only a mile or two from the safe government area, were killed in the suicide attack including 95 children. Many more were wounded. An unknown number of Ahrar al Sham “rebel” guards were also killed.
“Rebel” groups in the Idilb government are either aligned with al-Qaeda in Syria or with the Qatari sponsored Ahrar al Sham. Ahrar al-Sahm is the group responsible for the execution of the negotiated population exchange. Parts of al-Qaeda have publicly disagreed with the deal.
Nour al Din Al Zinki is no stranger to committing crimes targeted at pro-government civilians and specifically Shi’a. The group along with other Wahhabi practicing House of Saud backed terrorists consider Shi’a to be prostates, infidels, and have repeatedly referred to them as dogs and pigs in many videos that have surfaced over the past few years.
Previously, The Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, along with the 16th Division, the Levant Front, Ahrar al-Sham, and the al-Nusra Front, were involved in abduction and torture of journalists and humanitarian workers in
In May 2014 al-Zenki received increased financial support from Saudi Arabia after it withdrew from the Army of Mujahideen. The group also received financial aid from the United States, in a CIA run program to support US-approved rebel groups, reportedly via the Turkey-based Military Operation Centre (MOC).
The US had stopped sending them TOW missiles when there is a conflict between Ahrar Al Sham and Hayat Tahrir Al Sham in Idlib in March, 2017
When the Red Crescent arrived at the bombing the “moderate rebels” turned them away. They did not allow ambulances and rescuers to take the remains and help the wounded victims until the White Helmets had taken their pictures and footage. Sources state that they were aware that the bombing would take place and were prepared to come in and shoot footage and act as if they were there to help the citizens. Additionally it seems now like the rebels took advantage of the chaos and abducted hundreds of the victims into rebel area.
Up until September, Nour al-Din al-Zinki was a recipient of financial and arms support from the U.S. as part of a group of so-called moderate opposition factions working with a logistics hub partly run by the CIA. The group has also received support from Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The government aligned forces have not committed any suicide attacks while al-Qaeda as well as Ahrar al Sham have committed hundreds. This was a “rebel” suicide attack, likely by al-Qaeda, against government aligned civilian refugees.
The Syrian army has resumed the evacuation of residents from militant-besieged areas outside Aleppo after buses carrying them were hit by terrorists on Saturday, killing at least 126 people. The monitor group added that at least 68 children were among victims of the bomb attack. The death toll may rise further as “hundreds” more were injured in the blast, it added.
Damascus decided that the deal and the evacuation should continue despite the massacre. The two towns in Idlib are too exposed and indefensible against a large scale attack. No bigger government operation towards Idlib could take place while they are held hostage. 55 buses from Zabadani and Madaya did reach Idlib city while 73 buses from Fuah and Kafraya reached Aleppo on Sunday evening as thousands of civilians exited enclaves to enter rebel and government heartland.
To make matters even worse, Over 200 civilians from Foua and Kafraya have been kidnapped in the Rashideen area after they were supposed to enter government-held Aleppo on April 16th. The majority of those kidnapped are young girls.
“According to an Al-Masdar News source, the Shi’ite residents from Fuah and Kafraya are believed to have been kidnapped by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), an Al-Qaeda affiliated rebel faction which stands accused of killing 126 civilians in a car bomb attack yesterday.”
This video is dedicated to the souls of over 126 civilians from Kafraya and al-Fu’ah, who were massacred in cold blood by U.S. backed “moderate rebels”. At least 68 children were among the victims. The bomber targeted buses full of evacuees from government-held towns as they waited in an Islamist-militants-held area on the outskirts of Aleppo. He drove his explosives up to their vehicles in a van meant to carry aid supplies.
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