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MARCH 2021

Western Media Became ‘Victim’ of the Terrorists’ Propaganda

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Scandalous publications of Western media about a wounded Syrian boy in Aleppo were a propaganda of the terrorists?

Western Media Became 'Victim' of the Terrorists' Propaganda

Photo: Aleppo Media Center

During two last days, leading Western media have been publishing photos and videos of the rescue of a five-year-old boy Omran Daqneesh from a ruined building in one of the blocked by terrorists districts of Aleppo. Pieces, citing activists and volunteers of some Medical Center of Aleppo, reported that the building was destroyed as a result of the alleged Russian air strikes. Media claimed that it happened on August 17. The photos were provided by a photographer Mahmoud Rslan.

An official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry denied information about Russian airstrikes on Aleppo: “We have repeatedly stressed that Russian aircraft, operating on the Syrian territory, never work on targets, located within the boundaries of settlements.”

The nature of the building’s damages, shown by western TV channels during a rescue of the boy and unbroken windows in another building, located a few meters over against the damaged house, suggest that if the strike really took place, it was carried out not with an air-delivered munition, but with a mine or a gas cylinder, which are used by terrorists.

In addition, earlier, Mahmoud Rslan, who took Omran’s photo and sent it to Western media, has published online a selfie with the Nour al Din al-Zinki terrorists, who beheaded 12-year-old boy. Terrorists of the group that is considered as an opposition movement and supported by the US, executed the boy, accusing him of involvement in the fighting on the side of the Liwa al-Quds group, which supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Western Media Became 'Victim' of the Terrorists' Propaganda

Mahmoud Rslan is making a selfie with US-backed “moderate rebels”

“Most likely, the photos of Omran Daqneesh are a crudely made falsification. We can see a makeup, unnatural calm of the boy, hair on his head, despite a declared terrible burn, and other inconsistencies. But the most important is the fact that the photographer is an accomplice of the ISIS. This means that we deal with propaganda, which, unfortunately, has been easily swallowed by Western media,” a Syrian military source Ahmad Marzouk said to Riafan.

Civilian casualties are a terrible part of the Syrian war. But the constant falsification, exaggeration and usage of various kind of “media reports” in order to support terrorist groups in Syria make to think twice and to approach to each case from a critical point of view.

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