BRUSSELS — The United States is discussing with Syrian rebels their surrender and evacuation from AleppoSo, terrorists, leave or die!- Pretty straightforward.
“Those who refuse to leave of their own accord will be wiped out,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow. “There is no other solution.”
“Lavrov charged, and administration officials sharply denied, that the United States had “revoked” the Friday evacuation proposal. “Serious conversations with our partners do not work,” (direct quote) he said, adding that the United States had notified Moscow that it would not attend a new meeting on the plan.(attributed to Lavrov without direct quotation so I don’t know, can’t be certain, that Lavrov actually made this statement)
“Russia and China vetoed the resolution”Covered that in yesterday's post: Russia AND China Veto Aleppo Ceasefire Resolution. While France Deplores..
Gibberish from Britain’s UN Ambassador excluded from this post- Cause it’s just more of the usual.
“Meanwhile, Kerry told reporters here that he was “not aware of any specific refusal” to meet with Lavrov”.Kerry is unaware, or so he is claiming, which is a face saving statement. Particularly if one is going to have to own their actions
“Rebel leaders acknowledged that they were discussing evacuation with the United States but said they had yet to be presented with a comprehensive proposal. “The U.S. and Russia couldn’t agree, so there was no plan put up for acceptance,” said one person close to the opposition who spoke on the condition of anonymity as the rebels confront their own disagreements.
The evacuation plan — under which U.S.-backed rebels and civilians would depart the city under secure conditions, leaving only the forces of the al-Qaeda-linked group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra — is different from previous plans”
Russia maintains that the group — which Moscow and Washington deem a terrorist organization — is the only target of the assault on Aleppo. An earlier proposal by the United Nations called for the group’s fighters to leave the city, with guaranteed secure travel to their stronghold in the neighboring province of Idlib.
As we are? Or should be aware? The rebels aka terrorists opted to not evacuate the last time..
Then there was the time the UN negotiated a "truce", so called, to give the terrorists a chunk of Aleppo Autonomy For Eastern Aleppo Terrorists? UN Truce Terms Refused by Syria!
Fars is NOT a always reliable site- However, I absolutely believe the US is attempting to get their assets out of eastern Aleppo- In this case Fars and WaPo are on the same page!
Washington has urged for negotiations with Moscow over a deal that would envisage providing a safe passage to the US intelligence officers and terrorists in Eastern Aleppo to Turkey via the Castillo corridor in lieu of handing over the remaining districts to the Syrian army, media reports said Tuesday.
The Arabic-language al-Hadas news website quoted unnamed informed sources as saying on Tuesday that the negotiations are meant to help the US intelligence officers, including Balal Abdel Karim and another one who administered the battles of Aleppo, leave the Aleppo city.
Good News! We're talking nearly 75% of Aleppo recovered. Taken from terrorists.
BEIRUT: Syrian government troops seized five new districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, including the strategic Shaar neighbourhood, a monitoring group said.Syria Says It Seized Nearly 75 Percent of Eastern Aleppo
“Regime forces took full control of Shaar, Dahret Awad, Juret Awad, Karam Al Beik, and Karam Al Jabal,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
According to the Observatory, the fresh advance puts the government in control of more than 70 per cent of the former rebel stronghold in Aleppo’s east.
Syrian government forces and allied militias captured Aleppo's centrally located al-Shaar neighborhood from rebels on Tuesday, securing nearly three quarters of the besieged enclave