Guys from The Independent promote the idea that more than 16,000 people escaped from Aleppo city because of the advane of “Assad forces”… adding that Russia is also guilty in this.
The Independent’s article argues:
After four months of siege and a bombing campaign which has bought rebel-held east Aleppo to its knees, civilians are fleeing across the frontline in their thousands to escape President Bashar al-Assad’s attempts to crush the city’s rebels for good.
Accroding to the article, that civilians are fleeing Aleppo city.
Now, let’s look for some facts. After some reseach it becomes clear that Humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien said that civilians are fleeing eastern Aleppo for other parts of the city…. for example, government- and Kurdish-controlled areas. Let’s quote BBC:
Mr O’Brien said initial reports indicated that up to 16,000 people had fled their homes in eastern Aleppo in the past few days for government- and Kurdish-controlled districts, or other rebel-held areas.
Has the editorial staff of The Independent forgot what is the fact-checking? Or do theywant you to believe in the hoax?