So, Should We Really Compare Aleppo and Mosul?
And a curious statement it was. However, as the time went on, the Obama administration has demonstrated once again that it uses empty rhetorics and lies to promote its so-called achievements in Iraq, while trying to undermine the effort taken by the legitimate Syrin government, supported by Russia and Iran, to liberate one of Syria’s largest cities from radical militants.
So, has the situation changed in any way? On one hand, a considerable part of the territory of East Aleppo, a home to some 90 thousand people, has been liberated by the Syrian forces. As the last militants groups were pushed out of the area, the Castello road was opened for the delivery of humanitarian aid. On the early morning of November 30, Russia has dispatched mobile hospitals to provide medical assistance to those residents affected by the clashes in the city and surrounding areas. The residents that were starving for weeks while being hostages of radical Islamists finally received humanitarian aid from Russia. More than 500 militants laid down their arms, while it’s been announced that, in accordance with the previously announced decision of Bashar al-Assad, 484 militants that were raised in the local communities would be immediately amnestied.
However, nothing like this happens in Mosul. The coalition led by the United States suffers heavy casualties in a bid to capture Mosul rapidly. According to radical Islamist reports, a total of 2671 soldiers of the coalition forces have perished. At the same militants ISIS allegedly seized 40 infantry fighting vehicles, armored cars and SUVs and destroyed 52 units of equipment, including APCs, armored cars, tanks, drones, bulldozers and minesweepers.