Aleppo: Terrorists Use Gas Cylinders to Shell Civilians, People Protest Rebels Abuses


The terrorists of the so-called Free Syrian Army turned the domestic gas cylinders to artillery shells to be launched on safe neighborhoods in Aleppo province.

This primitive method posted on the “YouTube” showed the FSA restored to this method due to the lack of arms and ammunition.

This comes after the Syrian army successfully seized the armed groups in more than area in the Syrian governorates to cut their supply routes.

According to the video scenes, the militants use non-guaranteed inventions in the manufacture of explosive projectiles or weapons in their own workshops to target populated areas and regions under the control of the Syrian army.
Meanwhile, the armed militants fired live bullets towards a protest by civilians in a district of Aleppo under their control against a blockade preventing food and medicine reaching government-held areas of the northern city, residents said on Wednesday.

This comes after armed groups stopped supplies entering western parts of Aleppo for weeks.
Video footage posted on the Internet showed dozens of civilians in the neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr protesting at a checkpoint which prevents supplies from entering the western section of the city, home to 2 million people.

The footage, posted by the opposition Bustan al-Qasr Information Office, showed men at the protest chanting, “the people want an end to the blockade.”
At least one civilian was killed and dozens others were injured in the incident.
This comes as rights groups accused the armed groups of continuous abuses, including torture and harsh punishments imposed by religious courts.
Humanitarian aid organizations said their shipments have been blocked by the rebels in many parts of Syria.

“We are facing challenges delivering assistance throughout the country, especially in contested areas,” Jane Howard, a United Nations World Food Programme spokeswoman, said.

In Aleppo, the WFP has delivered rations to more than 250,000 people in the weeks leading up to the holy month of Ramadan.

At the rebel checkpoint in the Aleppo neighborhood of Bustan al-Qasr, a sign displayed by rebels read: “Food, medicine, oil, babies’ products, milk, vegetables, meat, bread: completely forbidden (from crossing).”

Residents in western Aleppo revealed that food prices have jumped to more than ten times their original level and basics such as bread and flour have become harder to find.
“Out, out, out, the so-called[Islamic] State [of Iraq and Syria] must get out,” protesters shouted at a rally in the northern town of Manbij this week, referring to an Al-Qaeda front group.

In Raqa, the only provincial capital in rebel hands, al-Nusra Front is accused of detaining dozens of men.
“My father has been held for a month by the Front. They think they’re Islamic… I want my father to be free,” weeps a little girl in one Raqa protest, footage of which was posted online.

“We reject this oppressive brand of Islam… We are Muslims. You’re just fakes,” a woman protester cried in another video from Raqa, demanding the release of the men held by al-Nusra Front.

People in the city also point to the disappearance of Abdallah al-Khalil.
“Khalil was about to open up council elections to the whole of Raqa. Al-Nusra was against the idea. He disappeared the next day,” an activist from Raqa told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation
“As they get more powerful militarily, they do whatever it takes to stem the growth of freedom in [rebel-held] areas. They want power, not democracy.”

In Idlib province in the northwest, whose borders with Turkey have allowed foreign fighters to join the fighting in numbers, dozens of mainstream rebels were killed in a battle with al-Nusra last week, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The fighting broke out after rebels protested against the detention by the extremists of a 12-year-old.
“The chief of the so-called [Free Syrian Army-affiliated] Hamzah Assadullah Brigade and his brother were both killed” in the fighting, the Britain-based watchdog said.

“They use violence and religion to try control us and, although people are afraid to openly express their dissent, no one wants them.”

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