The assault on Aleppo

A Q&A from Leila Shami who we hosted in Bristol in 2013. Especially relevant for anyone that hasn’t been following what could be the final death blow to the Syrian Revolution & the Free Syrian Army, as implemented by Assad, Russia, Iran & possibly the YPG

Leila's blog

The questions for this interview were written by the authors of Syria: The Stolen Revolution.

2015-04-05-Graffiti-300x169 “We Will Not Leave The Trench Until The Night Is Gone” By the activists of Aleppo, photographed by Barry Abdulattif. Source: The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution

We are currently witnessing what looks like the crushing of anti-Assad rebellion forces. The Aleppo battle seems to be a turning point in Syria’s civil war before a general confrontation with ISIS occurs. In your opinion do rebel forces still shelter components of the revolutionary Syrian movement? Or are they nowadays reduced to sunni confessional militias, supported by Turkey and Saudi Arabia?
Anti Assad rebels in north Aleppo are now facing a relentless assault by Russians from the air and an Iranian backed ground force comprised of various sectarian militias. This has transformed their struggle against a fascist regime into a national liberation struggle. The Russian…

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