Yesterday, today (and hopefully tomorrow) in Aleppo, Syria
I shouldn't even be posting these reports from my friend in Aleppo, Syria, because I surely wouldn't want him to get into trouble with the US, Turkey, ISIS and the Saudis -- just for telling the truth. But. I just can't resist because these are such excellent and authentic on-the-ground eye-witness reports. My bad.
"And electricity! We're finally having power at home now for the first time in five months! It came for one hour last midnight, and for an hour (so far) today at 6:00 am."
"According to news and other witnesses, the fighting was at Castillo junction village, to the north of Aleppo city. That village and axis were the last smuggling arms way to the [ISIS] terrorists, coming from Turkey. The clashes were between the YPG Kurds vs. The Nusra Front [al Qaeda] and other armed gangs. The aftermath of the fight ended by liberating that northern village, and therefore the [ISIS] terrorists in the city are surrounded and have no supply anymore from the Turks.
"It seems that the Syrian Arab Army had backed the YPG and together they made the terrorists under siege now.
"The Russians recorded five violations to the ceasefire agreement in Aleppo the next day (yesterday) from the Nusra-held areas against the YPG in Sheikh Maqsoud district. Other sources mentioned casualties of two killed civilians and 25 injured ones.
"However, yesterday was in general a calm day. Funny jokes started to pop up amid all the merciless fighting, saying that people who used to sleep on despite the bombs, shelling and shooting noises each night for such a long time, are now having difficulties in sleeping in the calm atmosphere of the ceasefire agreement 😃!