Another epic fail in the media coverage of the ongoing battle for Aleppo has been commited by Iraqi Kurdistan-based Rudaw Media Network.
While the mainstream media was saying that “regime forces” commited war crimes and Aleppo residents fled from the Syrian army’s advance, on November 30 Rudaw just decided to show “some gains” of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) inside the city of Aleppo.
According to Rudaw’s map, the YPG is in full control of almost a half of Aleppo city. The map in the video shows that the neighborhoods of Sheikh Maqsud, Bustan al-Basha, al-Halek, Ayn al-Tell, Sheikh Khender, Sheikh Fares and a major part of Haydariyah neighborhood are controlled by the YPG.
The original Rudaw video:
Probably, Rudaw’s editorial staff forgot to check the real military situation on the ground in Aleppo. So, here you go:
Sheikh Maqsud remains the only Aleppo neighborhood under the full control of the YPG. Some YPG units were also observed in the western parts of Bustan al-Basha, al-Halek and Ayn al-Tell alongside with Syrian government forces.
Yesterday, another promiment media outlets, AFP news agency failed to find Aleppo city on the Syrian map and reported that Aleppo city is an opposition bastion near Damascus. Later it was pushed to delete the video with this claim.
Such events clearly show the real quality of the coverage of the Syrian conflict in media outlets around the world.