Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:33 AM
Alamuti Lotus (3,093 posts)
Al-Nusra Front fighters declare 'No Fly Zone' over Aleppo: Video
Syrian jihadi rebel group Al-Nusra Front have declared a no-fly-zone over Aleppo, warning airlines that they risk being fired upon if they fly over the city, in an announcement that coincided with reports of the first rebel attack on a civil airliner.
The group's statement, aired on Al-Jazeera Friday night, said its fighters have surrounded Aleppo's Nayrab airport, and that they intended to fire on it as well as on planes flying over it. It claimed the Syrian government was using civilian flights to transport soldiers.
“We the Al-Nusra Front declare an air embargo after receiving document reports that the Syrian Regime is using civilian planes to transport its soldiers and arms to kill the defenseless Syrian people,” said a masked militant reading the group's statement.
“First, we warn all civilians from using civilian flights and being used as human shields for the soldiers that are killing their brethren in Aleppo.
Secondly, (we announce) that we have surrounded the Nayrab airport in Aleppo, and are targeting all planes in its skies.”
Read more: http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/al-nusra-front-fighters-declare-no-fly-zone-over-aleppo-video
Syrian rebels fire at civilian airliner
Syrian rebels fired “warning shots” at an airliner preparing to take off from the Aleppo airport in the first direct attack on a civilian flight since the uprising in Syria began 21 months ago, a rebel commander told Reuters on Friday.
The commander, who gave his name only as Khaldoun, said that snipers from his brigade had hit the wheels of a Syrian Air flight on Thursday.
"Those were warning shots," he said, adding that the plane had been unable to take off. "We wanted to send a message to the regime that all their planes – military and civilian – are within our reach."
Another rebel told Reuters that the Aleppo airport and Syrian Air “will be targets from now on."
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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:07 AM
David__77 (15,910 posts)
1. Western/Sheikh approved barbarism.
The Western media glowingly approves these moves as "confident," as the economic and cultural foundations of yet another country are smashed to bits. The insurgents invaded Aleppo out of anger that the people of that city refused to engage in their theocratic rebellion, and they have exacted a heavy punishment.