As Tripoli proceeds, is Lebanese unity building around the LAF taking on the salafists? How successful are the efforts to gin up sectarian hate in order to encourage “Sunni” sedition by recruiting young martyrs for Daesh? I see more promotion of this meme by the Western media and their go-to “experts” than in the local reports.
What is the % of Sunni fighters in the LAF?
Coastal city Aleppo simply cannot be allowed to fall into Daesh hands. Too bad that political correctness dictates that the full forces of Lebanese fighters can’t be openly employed to do what they do best. Yet.
Day 2 or 3?:
“After pleas from residents and mediation by clerics, the army allowed thousands of civilians who had been caught in the crossfire for hours to flee Bab al-Tebbaneh.
The AFP journalist on the spot described chaotic scenes as people of all ages left their ravaged neighbourhood.
Many of the women walked out in their pyjamas, crying as they and the men were searched by army and intelligence troops.
Men carried out children and elderly people too weak to walk.
Five wounded civilians and dozens of people suffering from illness were evacuated in Red Cross ambulances.
Many went to stay with relatives. Others were put up in schools, which the authorities said would be closed on Monday, along with universities, because of the violence.
It is unclear how long the informal humanitarian truce will last, and the army has said it has no intention on letting up on the fight.
“We are going through with this operation to the end,” a military source said.”
Sounds like “Bring it on” to me.
May they prevail.