In Germany last week, I met with Kevork Almassian, the Syrian analyst and Master’s student behind the Syriana Analysis Youtube channel (watch this 4 minute clip in which Kevork introduces himself).
Kevork and I had a lengthy discussion on Syria, “Syriana Analysis’s first outdoor interview with the Canadian freelance journalist Eva Bartlett in Favorite Park in Ludwigsburg,” as he noted.
Some relevant links to things mentioned in our discussion:
*Related to the question about whether hospitals/schools/etc occupied by terrorists become legitimate targets:
“There is some debate as to whether clinics or hospitals run to service banned terrorist organisations have protection under international humanitarian law. Certainly US law does not allow it. A few years back the US jailed US doctor Rafig Sabir for 25 years after it emerged he had been ‘on call’ to treat al Qaeda fighters in Saudi Arabia.
Registered hospitals certainly do have such protection, and it is a crime to attack them. However this protection disappears when the facility becomes militarised. ‘Civilian objects are protected against attack, unless and for such time as they are military objectives’.” -From: “The ‘Aleppo Hospital’ Smokescreen: Covering up Al Qaeda Massacres in Syria, Once Again”
*At 32:00, where we’re talking about terrorists or armed groups (musalaheen) taking food aid, for example in Aleppo and Madaya, see my related articles from both places:
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