UN Secretary-General Concerned about Reports of ‘Atrocities’ in Aleppo

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The UN Secretary-General expressed his concern about “atrocities” against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

UN Secretary-General Concerned about Reports of ‘Atrocities’ in Aleppo

Soldiers of the Syrian Army and civilians in one of the areas of Aleppo, liberated from militants, December 12, 2016 (Photo: AFP 2016 / Stringer)

The UN has expressed its concern about the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo – Secretary-General of the international organization, Ban Ki-moon, has instructed his special envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to contact with the sides of the conflict.

“The Secretary-General is alarmed over reports of atrocities against a large number of civilians, including women and children, in recent hours in Aleppo,” the UN press service noted, adding that the organization “is not able to independently verify these reports.”

The organization did not specify, which exactly incidents it has in mind.

The UN also reminded that all the sides of the conflict are obliged to “to protect civilians and abide by international humanitarian and human rights law.”

Earlier, it was reported that the Syrian Army and militias have started a clearing operation against the last stronghold of militants, who continue to resist. Civilians of Aleppo have gotten out on the streets and are waiting for an official statement on the liberation of the eastern part of the city.

It looks a bit strange that the UN Secretary-General has never expressed its concern about the presence of al Qaeda in Aleppo, but now, when the city is practically liberated from militants, Ban Ki-moon has suddenly became worried about some “atrocities,” which cannot be specified by him exactly.

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  • paul

    The UN and its secretary general are contemptible propagandist. The only
    point I would like to make is that for sure there will be scores to
    settle. What do people expect? The moderates slaughter and behead,
    and when they are defeated everyone just shakes hands and say ‘no
    hard feelings’. Of course not. If I have seen my child cut down by a
    hell cannon I think I would be in there with a sharp knife pretty
    quick.

    • Byzantines

      Russia has to openly ask the UN Secretary-General resignation.He is not neutral ,he represents the USA interest.

      • John Whitehot

        what? you mean it’s not Lavrov’s fault?

      • 1691

        Ban Ki moon is gone.Yesterday the new secretary general was sworn in. A swan song?

        • Aung Naing

          Hope that is true.

      • AMHants

        He leaves shortly and the guy from Portugal gets sworn in.

        Clean sweep. President Elect Trump and a new Head of the United Nations. There again, it will be even better when BRICS come up with their own version of the UN.

      • Aung Naing

        You are damn right.

  • Byzantines

    Russia,China ,Iran have to dissolve this corrupt organisation named UN.The UN is a puppet of NWO.It was some voting for this concern?

  • AMHants

    Anybody remember Nuland and saying ‘Ban Ki Is Our Man’?

    Is he concerned about Yemen? Was he concerned about Rwanda and why did it take 20 years for him to admit to not noticing the genocide of 800,000?

    Is he concerned enough to provide aid?

    No, but he is concerned with regards the White Helmet propaganda terrorists getting stuck in a cauldron? Now who are they made up from? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/389ce11164e6b90b23fa30601ef18c52a5ce157527ba754eb8dbab3fb71f3030.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93aa314f0cc53c117ee231786ac3af1bcf59da3232ef01f5258e6b3bcb7a8b7f.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f5834466625e6b35e06cc1fc663536e3908dff015093dbe609d32aa029ed64d0.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/afbc292ab74248c2233acd6b5d2b8941230e08f32570c1e18fc127299b5735c5.jpg

  • Gary Sellars

    Mon-ki Moon… a pathetic cockroach and bought-and-paid satrap of the Uh’Murikkkan Deep State. May a thousand biting insects infest his rear pucker…

    • scarborrough

      The fleas of a thousand camels, perhaps?

  • Nuno Cardoso da Silva

    The Secretary General is concerned about unverified reports… Maybe he should also concern himself about unverified reports that Martians have landed in Arizona… And what about concerning himself about verified reports that coalition/US troops are killing civilians in Mossul?…

    • chris chuba

      It looks like information warfare. Report something, have a U.N. chief repeat it and when it gets into the press it sounds like the U.N. is reporting it. I am so jaded at this point. I want my innocence back :-)

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    UN ISIS representative cry for atrocities.Why did he cry when his masters from NATO created ISIS know that their would rape and chop off wome , men and children’s heads.Fake U N entity.

  • gfsdyughjgd .

    Bank I moon maybe ISIS Bank account.Doing things in the moonlight.

  • John Mason

    If that South Korean US hypocritical stooge is that concerned about Syrian civilians then he should have done what his job mandated and stopped the conflict when it started and took actions against the perpetrators of International Law namely the US, UK, France, Saudi, Qatar, UAE and etc.

  • I do remember some atrocities – like the beheading of a 12 year-old boy. But I know for a fact that the SAA didn’t do it – I saw the video (https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/aleppo-rebels-behead-a-child/). I hope that the faces of those who committed this atrocity are posted throughout Syria. Time for payback!

    • Cassandra

      Those are our allies, Nur al Zinki, are they not? The video ( which showed grinning men on the back of a pick-up truck slitting the throat of, and then decapitating, a boy who looks to be about 11), caused some consternation, so the spokesman for the group said it was ” an individual error”. But the boy was a spy for Assad.

  • wimroffel

    The accusations are actually quite specific:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38301629
    Aleppo battle: UN says 82 civilians shot on the spot – 13 dec 2016
    Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children, the UN says. The UN’s human rights office said it had reliable evidence that in four areas 82 civilians were shot on sight.
    “We’re filled with the deepest foreboding for those who remain in this last hellish corner” of eastern Aleppo, UN human rights office spokesman Rupert Colville told a news conference.
    He said that of the 82 civilians reportedly shot by pro-government forces, 11 were women and 13 were children.
    “Yesterday evening, we received further deeply disturbing reports that numerous bodies were lying on the streets,” Mr Colville added, while admitting it was hard to verify the reports.

    • chris chuba

      I am certain that they are very specific, just as specific as Banya’s tweets. We know that the west has given the rebels a media budget to produce very professional media releases, The White Helmets are not amateurs. They know that detailed accounts with a compliant news media that is not willing to call them out on their B.S. sells.

      Do I think that atrocities are committed in war? yes, but unfortunately, this war has been so tainted but my country’s information warfare that I have to go with the odds and assume that it is B.S. until proven otherwise.

      Note, the story said that the U.N. chief was told of these accounts.

    • scarborrough

      I wonder how many people will be so shocked by these reports that they will fail to notice the qualifiers “reportedly” and “hard to verify the reports.”

  • nshah

    Aha.. look at who’s talking… The useless and incompetent so called world body.. lol..!

  • chris chuba

    The Daily Beast is joining in on the lie fest, no surprise here …
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/12/last-rebels-in-aleppo-say-assad-forces-are-burning-people-alive.html

    If Assad’s forces were so vicious, why would they wait until the very end of the battle to start committing atrocities, wouldn’t they be doing atrocities all along to break the will of the rebels? These people don’t even lie well but the western MSM will repeat the lies, so the White Helmets don’t have to be careful. The TDB even throws in how the White Helmets are ‘renowned’ humanitarian group.

    I wonder how many Americans are going to receive punishments in the afterlife because of this, ‘but God, the ends justifies the means’.

  • John Whitehot

    Msm is talking about women and children being burned alive by the syrian army in their homes. That at least 100 kids are entrapped where the last rebels are located. Probably, never before in history the western medias operated in such a shameful, vile way of exploiting the sufferance of the weaker civilians to give weight to their “arguments” (actually, their masters arguments). In addition, whatever comes from the worst jihadist sources is repeated word by word and presented to the public as true. These ruffians have clearly decided that the truth is much less important than being means to their patrons. These people, who are obviously unaware (or aware, but have criminally renounced to every possible work ethic) on how to perform their jobs as journalists, will soon discover that the truth in the end buries the kind of abomination they have been called to construct.

    • Joseph Scott

      Actually, the Western media did almost exactly the same thing in both world wars. People just fail to make the connection. As a matter of fact, there was a fair amount of that kind of thing going on in the American Revolution.

      • John Whitehot

        sure, there is a fair share of propaganda and disinformation in the history of human conflicts – but then we should be talking about war propaganda and not independent journalism. Journalism is a very delicate profession, and for this reason those which exercise it are subject to strict work ethics. Western msm on Syria (but also several other contemporary flashpoints) have broken basically all the rules those ethics dictate. It’s also chilling that starting the day after the US elections, those same msm started talking about “Post-truth world”, with Obama openly using the phrase multiple times – they show an arrogance that makes think that they are not going to revise their methods, not giving a single damn about how they were proven wrong on issues (like the vote) on which they were practically swearing by.

        • Joseph Scott

          I agree with all that, I just think that the media have almost always shown themselves ready to be co-opted into being war propagandists. They should be independent and objective, but in the end, all the big outlets were always owned by some rich fellow with an agenda, and the small ones get bought as fast as they spring up. Actual independent journalists have always been a rare treasure. In essence, my only point was that this is not new, but business as usual. And indeed, it supports your fear that they aren’t going to revise their methods. They never have! It has worked for them so well, all through history, that they see no reason to stop now. This is exactly what Goebbels, Hitler and Goering were talking about, in their oft-quoted statements about the big lie relentlessly told, fear-mongering to control the public, etc. Everyone now assumes they were talking about themselves (!) but they were talking about us, about our media. Same thing with Orwell’s 1984. This whole act, the meaningless catch-phrases, the endless repetition of things already repeatedly disproven, the role reversal, where we accuse the other side of everything we are actually doing; “moderate Syrian rebels”, “barrel bombs”, “bombed hospitals”, “targeting civilians”, “the butcher Assad”, “Russian aggression”, Russian invasion”, “Russian hacking”, “undermine our democracy” etc. It is a standard Freemason gambit, and you can find analogues to all of those lines on the front pages of the newspapers in the Cold War, WWII, WWI, the Spanish American War and all the way back to the Revolution. Britain too, of course. Remember the War of Jenkin’s Ear?

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Atrocities have been ongoing since ISIS Daesh seized Aleppo. Now the UN is concerned? Aleppo civilians are fleeing from terrorist held sectors TO areas freed by the Syrian government. End of story.

  • chris chuba

    This is a hoot https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/staged-videos-showing-russian-bombardments-syria-made-militants-russian-mod/

    Now that Aleppo has been taken, the Russians are saying that there are no White Helmets, so how were they filming all of these rescues in Aleppo, what lie are they going to come up with now?

    “No human rights activists, representatives of the “opposition” or non-governmental humanitarian organizations have been found in eastern Aleppo, Konashenkov said.

    “No representatives of the ‘opposition,’ the ‘local councils’ or non-governmental humanitarian organizations professing ‘Western values’ London and other capitals like so much, such as the White Helmets, the association of physicians or rights activists have been found in eastern Aleppo,” he said.””

    They will probably claim that they slipped out in the refugee stream so that they wouldn’t be killed by the Russians.

  • chris chuba

    This is why I am furious with our MSM.

    1. Assad has on several occasions, safely relocated militants and their families, in identical situations, from places like Daraa to places like Idlib. So why would Assad, go full psycho now in his most high profile siege in the Syrian war when the eyes of the world are on him?
    A. He wouldn’t.

    2. As per my last post, the Russians are saying that now that Aleppo has been taken that there are no White Helmets or other NGO’s that have been producing these sorrowful images of Assad’s brutality at Aleppo.

    3. The Syrian Army has been besieging Aleppo for months, why would they save their good atrocities for now. This is more likely the last good camera shot for the rebel cause.

    4. The planting of stories to U.N. representatives who report the accusation so that it sounds like the U.N. is making the accusation is just too slick to be a coincidence.

    If the MSM had two brain cells to rub together they would at least be skeptical but no, they would rather tell a good story. They don’t give a flying whatever about the truth.

  • ARISTOTELIS ELLINAS

    Well, well, well, here we have the UN Secretary General, “waking up”, and “demanding” that the jihadist, Wahhabists, mercenary sub human criminals, “be given the city of Aleppo back”, and for the citizens of Aleppo to be subjected to the same atrocities, that we have all seen in vivid colour.
    Ban Ki Moon – take notice – the Khazarian Ralmudic Satanic Babylonian Mafia, and its stool pigeons – like you – have been DECAPITATED – they are finished – kaput – done – gone – and – stool pigeons like you who have aided and abetted these atrocities, will pay with your own skin, in short due course. Needless to say, not a word, not even one, was uttered by you, when daesh was chopping up kids, women, and old men, and was mistreating prisoners of war.
    Thankfully, the White Hats, the White Brotherhood, Goddess Justice Nemesis – call it what you want – intervened, and stopped these sub human satanic acts of barbarism, and humanity is ever grateful.
    Thankfully, with an outsider like Trump elected, he is “draining the swamp” already from scum like you. The beauty is that, with the coordinated actions of Trump and the Big Guy in Moscow, they will clear out any of the Khazarian Mafia and all their sub human scum that have been left going forward as they are sworn to “drain the swamp”, and humanity and Mother Planet Dimitra – otherwise known as Mother Planet Earth is and will be for ever grateful.
    ARISTOTELIS ELLINAS

  • Aung Naing

    Fuck U.N.What of civilian’s casualities in Monsul?

  • gustavo

    Estos titeres de USA, como siempre, buscandole tres pies al gato.