BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – Saadallah Al-Jabri Square in Aleppo witnessed a mass gathering to celebrate the victories of the Syrian Arab Army over the last few days, including the capture of the last jihadist-held areas in the northwestern part of the city.

Sheikh Ahmad Wais, the Imam of the famous Al-Hassan in the Al-Hamdaniyah District, told Sputnik Arabic that the victory of Aleppo is a prelude to the great victory that will be achieved over all of Syria’s occupied territories.

Tens of thousands of people were filmed and photographed during the celebration, as many waved the Syrian flag in support of the Syrian Arab Army’s victory on February 16th.

The western countryside of the city was the platform that militant organizations used to target the city with tens of thousands of rockets over the past nine years.

Its capture over the past week was celebrated by the people, as it meant the end of the constant attacks on the city.

 

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Lee Vanderheiden
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Oh yes, these are the terrified citizens that those who support “the rebels” say Assad’s forces would hurt and kill them. Just goes to show you the degree of propaganda out there, all the lies, lies, lies about a civil war.

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Agreed. But I doubt if these celebrations will be reported in the general Arab and Western media.

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Stern Daler

@Lee, those that fought against the SAA as foreign mercenaries came from places around Aleppo. Small ultra religious poor communities. The war provided jobs for these men.

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Why an Imam’s opinion, why not a common man in the streets? Whom are you aiming these news at? This reminds me on Iraq just after the war of occupation and emergence of Muqtada Al-Sadr as the main power broker there, and it is directly opposed to the secular nature of Syrian State.