Disinfo: Western concerns about the civilian lives in Aleppo are a propaganda campaign to spoil Russia’s glorious victory

Summary

The West and “its” UN immediately began to sound the alarm of a “terrible humanitarian catastrophe” – worried about the fate of terrorist families. Now the point is to cast a shadow on Russia’s unquestionable victory; a victory the audiences in the West will not hear about.

Disproof

Recurring narrative on the West campaigning against Russia. Western media has reported on the situation throughout the conflict in Syria and there is no glorious victory on either side, since there has been massive loss of civilian lives.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: Russia, Syria
  • Keywords: Aleppo, West, Propaganda, Media, Terrorism, Daesh

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Spontaneous celebrations took place in Aleppo after the defeat of the terrorists

Spontaneous celebrations took place in Aleppo after terrorists, supported by the Western powers, were defeated and the city was freed, as shown by video footage. The video is in opposition to claims by mainstream media which only report the suffering in Aleppo.

Disproof

It is unclear - and unlikely - that the video was taken in Aleppo. Moreover, the video was made by Iranian Press TV, which is dubious. Iran is directly engaged in Syria on the side of Bashar al Assad's regime and its media are not independent