Aleppo rebels launch massive offensive on Syrian army in attempt to end the siege

Thousands of Syrian rebel fighters have joined forces to push back the army, in “the great battle for Aleppo” that they hope will end the siege.

Some 10,000 fighters have launched an assault against government troops south of the city, in a last-ditch effort to open routes out of opposition-held areas which have been closed for weeks.

Al-Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate and the powerful Islamist Ahrar al-Sham were on Wednesday trying to take Ramussa, a district in Aleppo’s southwest suburbs which houses a government artillery base.

  • Hard Little Machine

    We should make human-jerky dog chew toys out of every last man, woman and child among all of them. I honestly don’t see a downside to the industrial killing of every last Arab on the planet.

    In the words of Jim Mad Dog Mattis; USMC General

    “I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”

    “Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact.”

    “I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”

  • Jay Currie

    Hmmm…who to root for?

    It’s a toughie. Whacky Syrian government terror troops willing to gas civilians or al Quada affiliated Islamists?

    A long, drawn out, bloody, high casualty stalemate seems pretty damned optimal to me.

    • UCSPanther

      A classic case of evil vs. evil…

      • Maggat

        Two wrongs may well make a right.