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Tales of 250,000 trapped Aleppo civilians are just a Russophobia chatter.

Summary of Disinformation

Tales of 250,000 trapped Aleppo civilians are just a Russophobia chatter.

Disproof

According to the UN, the number 250,0000 was the accurate number for September http://bit.ly/2hVi8IB. The article does not say who is claiming that number but the UN and other international organisations agree that many thousands civilians remain unprotected in Aleppo and about 700 000 people remain in 15 besieged areas beyond east Aleppo http://bit.ly/2gHUa2K. The assessment of the number of people trapped in Aleppo has nothing to do with how anyone feels about Russia or Russians. It is worth noting that the Russian MFA's use of the word Russophobia soared massively since 2014 when the international community critizised Russia for their illegal actions in Ukraine, whereas it was barely used before that http://bit.ly/2hrHp06.

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Reported in: Issue 52
Date: 13.12.2016
Language: English
Country of Origin: Russia, Syria
Reported by: East Stratcom
Keywords: Aleppo, Syrian War, Russophobia
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov in Sputnik
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