Syrian "Rebels" Attack, Burn Aleppo Evacuation Buses

Tyler Durden's picture

While the UN condemns Syrian and Russian "atrocities" in the battle over East Aleppo, which as noted previously was a key victory for the Assad regime in the past week, one which will end the stalemate and sway the balance of power in the ongoing war between regime forces and US-coalition armed rebels, little attention had been paid to the subversive tactics employed by such "moderate rebels" as the al Qaeda linked al-Nusra front.

That may change after five buses en route to evacuate the sick and injured from two government-held villages in Syria's Idlib province were attacked and burned by rebels.

Five buses were attacked and burned by “armed terrorists” while en route to militant-held villages after an evacuation deal was struck between the Syrian government and rebels, Syrian state television has reported. According to Reuters, the deal was reached earlier on Sunday, citing al-Ikhbariya TV news. It will see the remaining militants and their families evacuated from east Aleppo in return for the evacuation of people in militant-held villages in Idlib province, al-Foua and Kafraya.

Syrian state television has reported that five buses were attacked and burned by “armed terrorists” while en route to al-Foua and Kefraya. However, most of them, as well as Red Crescent vehicles, reached the entrance to the villages, the report said.

Syrian state news agency SANA reported earlier that evacuation buses had entered the last militant-held district of eastern Aleppo, Ramousah, under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Cross. State television showed live footage of buses and a van bearing a Syrian Arab Red Crescent flag parked next to a highway intersection in Ramousah. Several large white cars marked with Red Crescent and Red Cross symbols also appeared in the footage.

As BBC adds, the convoy was traveling to Foah and Kefraya, besieged by rebel fighters. Pro-government forces have been demanding that people be allowed to leave the mainly Shia villages in order for the evacuation of east Aleppo to restart, with thousands of people waiting to leave in desperate conditions, reports say.

The initial plan to evacuate eastern Aleppo collapsed on Friday, leaving civilians stranded at various points along the route out without access to food or shelter.

Despite delays caused by disagreements over the new evacuation plan, convoys were said to be traveling to both eastern Aleppo and the government-held villages in Idlib province on Sunday. However, UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said six buses were attacked and torched on the way to Foah and Kefraya.

It had reported earlier that the "moderate rebel" group Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, was preventing buses entering the villages.

As a reminder, earlier in the year, Jabhat Al-Nusra, rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, a cosmetic change which was apparently sufficient to convince the US government to brand them "moderates" and send them arms and equipment, equipment which today may have been used against innocent Syrian citizens.

Syrian state media said "armed terrorists" attacked five buses, burned and destroyed them.

Rebel groups have not yet commented on the attack. Subsequent to the attack, it was reported that more buses have been sent to Fuah-Kafraya to replace those that were burnt, although it was unclear if the "rebels" would allow them passage.

Meanwhile, later on Sunday, the United Nations Security Council is set to vote on a French-drafted resolution aimed at ensuring that UN officials can monitor the evacuations from Aleppo and the safety of the remaining civilians. Reuters reported that those evacuated on Thursday and Friday morning had been taken to rebel-held districts in the countryside west of Aleppo. As RT notes, a draft of the resolution “emphasizes that the evacuations of civilians must be voluntary and to final destinations of their choice, and protection must be provided to all civilians who choose or who have been forced to be evacuated and those who opt to remain in their homes.” 

It was not immediately clear how Russia will vote. “If it is a sensible initiative and we see it on paper, why not entertain this initiative?” Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said on Friday.

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SoDamnMad's picture

Where is this on the MSM? Oh... sorry... good guys did it.  Shhhhhhh

GUS100CORRINA's picture

i HAVE TO ASK A QUESTION: Didn't the US back the rebels and how deep is the US (under the Pervert in the WH) involved and is the US (CIA) responsible?



TeamDepends's picture

They will blame Trump in 3 2 1...

nmewn's picture a joint statement from Kerry, Hillary, Obama, McCain and

froze25's picture

Isn't McCain in pictures shaking hands with the Jihadist, excuse me "moderates"?

beemasters's picture

While the rebels may well be connected to terrorist group, this incident does sound odd.

"State television showed live footage of buses and a van bearing a Syrian Arab Red Crescent flag parked next to a highway intersection in Ramousah. Several large white cars marked with Red Crescent and Red Cross symbols also appeared in the footage."

No rebel approached or attacked the state television crew? Hidden camera? Invisibility cloak?

BaBaBouy's picture

SOMEHOW Putin did It ... Blame it on the Ruskies ...

Whoa Dammit's picture

"Moderate" Rebels. Your tax dollars at work. I hope Trump gets rid of all of the sick fucks in our government who are behind all of this shit in the Middle East.

HowdyDoody's picture

These carefully vetted moderate rebels get such bad press. They are just regular guys, having fun with kids


CheapBastard's picture

McShame should brag about his fine rebels over there so the taxpayers know where their money is being spent. Instead of repairing badly needed broken down American bridges and roads, McShame and Obama fund tearrists overseas.

Time to replace all of them with Trump who puts Americans first!

Hard to beleive any blacks support Hillary when you see her supporting this waste of money when inner cities rot.

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

On the French-drafted UN resolution:

a draft of the resolution “emphasizes that the evacuations of civilians must be voluntary and to final destinations of their choice

So the French government is now advocating giving them bus tickets to Paris?

WTFRLY's picture

10 Massive Fake News Stories Western Media Has Been Feeding You On Aleppo

BaBaBouy's picture

Nudder Attack ... (Always UK Media Reports First, US MSM?)

BREAKING NEWS: Canadian woman is among seven killed after gunmen believed to be targeting police flee to Jordanian castle and take tourists hostage

A Canadian woman, four police officers and two Jordanian civilians were killed
Gunmen went on a shooting spree in the mountainous city of Karak in Jordan
Attacks started in several different locations on Sunday before a group gunmen fled to the city's medieval castle, a popular tourist attraction
Police freed 10 people, including foreign tourists, but some are still being held
Authorities surrounded the fortress and launched an operation to hunt down the gunmen, according to statement issued by Jordan's security department

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

That is a well written summary which cuts through the bullshit and can quickly bring someone up to speed on events in Aleppo.

Thanks for posting the link.

new game's picture


Dancing Disraeli's picture

How many more trillions must we spend before we realize that the problem isn't 'inner cites', but rather the demographics of its denizens?  May as well put the $ in a large pile and burn it.

nmewn's picture


But I think it goes without saying McCain can't order weapons (legally or illegally) into anywhere, thats a function of the Executive Branch.

NoPension's picture

Nuke the place from space, let God sort it out.

Better yet....

I don't know. But this...whenever I see video of these places...there seems to be an astounding number of kids and infants. How do these people fuck so much? Maybe stop fucking so much, and build a working society.

nmewn's picture

Meh, empires rise and fall...the Romans at Palmyra, more recently the Ottomans, "we" really don't have a dog in the fight, from a western perspective, it was a French Mandate after the Ottomans crashed & burned so maybe Hollande should nuke of course.

Make no mistake, to me Assad Jr is the same as his daddy before him but its not our fight, the imposed borders mean nothing to the people who actually live there, the lines are just lines on a map and bunch of sand & rock isn't worth a war with Russia over, no matter what the west might think of an Assad (and my opinion is clear on him) there was some structure (or order)...for better or worse.

No one ever said "order & structure" is always angelic, its just order & structure, as opposed to the lack of and they know that more than anyone ;-)

HowdyDoody's picture

"we really don't have a dog in this fight"

I think it is more of an (((elephant))) than a dog.


nmewn's picture

By that I assume you mean, the former madrasa student who studied the Koran in Indonesia, who once said Islams call to prayer is one of the prettiest sounds he's ever heard, is actually an agent of Israel?

Well, I guess anythings possible ;-)

Gead's picture

I had a similar idea. Great minds thinking alike and all....


Parachute in by the 100's of thousands of backpacks, each with a bunch of grenades, a loaded handgun, rifle and ammo for each over the whole of the country. Make sure there's enough for everyone to have one. Then air-drop pamplets telling the rebels that Assad uses the Koran to wipe his butt, tell Assad's troops the rebels do too, tell both the Kurds do the same and so on. Let them just kill each other until not a one is standing. When it gets quiet, go in, pick up the guns, clean, repack and re-parachute the bundles of joy into the next country..... with appropriately written pamphlets of course.

N0TME's picture

Yep, and didn't a few people say the guy behind him is Bagdadi?

smacker's picture

Yeah, al Baghdadi is directly behind Abu Mosa in this picture.

Grimaldus's picture

@froze25 dude wtf? Super progressive Hillary "Bloody Hands" Clinton orchestrated the whole Libyan and SYRIAN war crimes thing and the rivers of blood that still flow......


"Some Hillary Clinton backers now downplay the then-Secretary of State’s role in what has become a disastrous “regime change” war in Libya, but that was not what her sycophants were saying four years ago, recalls Larry C. Johnson.

 By Larry C. Johnson

I am going to share with you four devastating emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton on the subject of Libya. You can find these posted at Wikileaks. It is clear in reading these exchanges that, in the glow of the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, Hillary embraced the call to spike the football and clearly was planning to use Libya as evidence of her leadership and skill that qualified her to become President.

The attack on our diplomats and CIA officers in Benghazi on 11 September 2012 however, destroyed that dream. The dream became a nightmare and Hillary has scrambled to pretend that she was not the mover-and-shaker that destabilized Libya and made it a safe haven for ISIS, aka radical Islamists."



Dumbass RINO progressive traitor McShitstain came along waaaaaaay after the fact. 





J S Bach's picture

More dirty deeds done dirt cheap by one of our gallant little allies.  Aren't you proud, America?

LasVegasDave's picture

you should be pleased JS.  The more arabs and muslims killed by the zionists, the less youll have to kill when they come for your daughter's throat.

J S Bach's picture

Pretty twisted, Dave.  The slaughter of innocents anywhere does not please me.  However, the slaughter of the guilty would.

Your statement turned around is a good example...

"The more zionists killed by the arabs and muslims, the less we'll have to kill when they try to arrest us and throw us into their American Gulags."

Try to think along a more expansive timeline when referring to our present plight.  Yes, many muslim immigrants are not very couth when it comes to controlling their lusts.  Yes, my daughter might be threatened by such people in her presence.  I try to look at the big picture, however.  If we had not been deceptively led into our immoral Middle Eastern wars by the Mossad/CIA-contrived and executed 9/11, we would not have these millions of angry vengeful refugees pouring into our lands and living amongst us.  If we did not have taitorous dual-citizens advocating for open borders, our countries would be more homogenous and thus, harmonious.  If our courageous legislators were not in the pockets of AIPAC and other kosher-monied blackmailers, actions might be taken to reverse these polluted policies.

So, I agree that many of these arabs and muslims are "backward" when compared to our norms, but they are not to be blamed for the upheaval in their lands.  We, the bully-boy of the Adversary, are to blame.  Hence, my comment, "Aren't you proud, America?"

Shemp 4 Victory's picture


Pretty twisted, Dave.  The slaughter of innocents anywhere does not please me.

Dave just doesn't want anyone's daughter killed by Arabs and Muslims unless Team Zion is standing by to harvest the organs. They like their meat fresh.

LasVegasDave's picture

I know its a difficult concept to wrap your mind around JS, but zionists are a different cat than globalists.


But Im sure it will please you to know that when the globalists come to put us into their american gulags, I will be shooting at the jewish ones first.

algol_dog's picture

We're suppose to figure out who's the good guy, bad guy in all this, and then proceed to clean it up. These politicians have the mindset of children, steeped in innocence and fairy tales. 

yellowsub's picture

It won't be "God", the justice will be delivered by the nations that are tired our of shit...

froze25's picture

Got to love that the MSM is still trying to act like there are "moderate" rebels and they aren't all radical Jihadist. No one believes it! 

chunga's picture

It would be fair to call the fake news people accomplices.

SomebodySpecial's picture

Also missing from the Fake News is probably the fact these evacuation busses serving to remove the militants and their family's end up dumping their load at enternment camps...for the duration!

Shemp 4 Victory's picture

It's actually better than that. They really do take them to Idlib, where they celebrate an orgy of freedom and democracy.

hannah's picture

there are website one can go to that show the unedited executions of people that isis thinks are enemies. isis is chopping heads not assad. isis is burning people not assad. funny how the msm claims assad is doing all this while the usa created isis and isis is doing all the chemical stuff and wholesale salughter......

SpanishGoop's picture

I am looking it up in the dictionary right now.

Thought it meant something else.


froze25's picture

Every thing I have read makes you think it means nut job Jihadist but the dictionary says otherwise. One is lying. 

SpanishGoop's picture

"nut job Jihadist" Gonna send this one in as "word of the year".



Ignatius's picture

Moderate:  one who carries guns and heavy weapons, terrifies and kills in pursuit of US/NATO/Gulf States/Israeli policy.

                 See also:  John McCain, Samantha Powers, Lindsey Graham, Bibi Netanyahu, Barrack Obama

                 Unusual:  "moderate" seen as an insider's joke

opport.knocks's picture

Of course this was the action of moderates. Radical islam would have burned them when they were full of people going the other direction. I have to wonder where they get the "volunteers" to drive them.

Cman5000's picture

I will show those damn Russians.

Omega_Man's picture

just kill them... where is the escort?

Squidbilly's picture
Squidbilly (not verified) Dec 18, 2016 9:36 AM

how many weeks after Trump takes office before the last vestiges of these sick fucks are vanquished?