A friend of mine in Aleppo writes:
[via Can Do Better]
“I hesitated about sending this information, as it’s only a little detail in a huge long conflict. Then I thought it was better to share such photos, the ones you never see in the daily propaganda against Syria and its people and government, who are facing such random attacks daily. I also talk about how Syrians seem to feel about Russia coming to help defend us against the terrorists.
This is a roof of 4-story building, that was shelled by the terrorists yesterday. The building is on the way to the Military Hospital, so shootings and mortars hit it from time to time accidentally, while targeting the hospital.
A cooking-gas-cylinder bomb damaged two water cisterns on the roof, a solar cell heating system for water, plus a room that looks like a studio with a master bed and toilet. Window glass on the 4th floor was shattered.
The Syrian Arab Army [the national army defending Syria] investigated the spot and removed the shrapnel from the bomb.
I was asked for my assessment of the morale of the Syrian people in the post-Russian intervention phase. It was commented that across the world there seems to be a genuine support for the Russian role in Syria.
I can say that almost everyone I have met over here and everyone one I know online, in other Syrian provinces or among the diaspora, supports the Russians and their coalition with Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanese Resistance against the terrorists.
I wish to see the end of this nightmare before the end of the year. That dream is closer now, thanks to the Russians, who are targeting the real bases of terrorists, not just claiming to do so like the U.S. Coalition.
Only now, terrorists in Idleb are fleeing to Turkey, and the ones in Reqqa are fleeing to Iraq….”
The Terrorism We Support in Syria: A First-hand Account of the Use of Mortars against Civilians, Sep 11, 2014
University Hospital, Damascus: Meeting Victims of Western-backed Mortar and Rocket Terrorism, Mar 3, 2015
Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya, Part Two, Aug 20, 2015, Counter Punch
Untold Suffering in Foua and Kafarya: Two Northwestern Syrian Villages Under Siege and Assault by NATO’s Terrorists, Part One, Aug 18, 2015, Counter Punch