"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)



Friday, June 10, 2016

Russian diplomat cites reports Turkish military advisers command militants near Aleppo- TASS

MOSCOW, June 10. /TASS/. Turkey’s military advisers are reportedly ruling the gunmen near Syria’s Aleppo, Russia’s Foreign Ministry official spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters on Friday.

The diplomat said the situation in Syria still remains tense, adding that: "Provocations are continuing, and sometimes very serious ones." "They are aimed against the ceasefire regime."

The Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists have launched another offensive against the positions of Syria’s government forces to the north and south of Aleppo, the diplomat reminded. 

The goal is to surround a part of the city that is under control of the Syrian government.

"According to mass media reports, up to 2,000 Jihadists are taking part in the fighting," Zakharova said. "Journalists say Turkey’s military advisers are commanding them."

The diplomat said an intensive traffic of trucks with armed guards have been spotted in the city. "They are carrying weapons and ammunition in the north of provinces of Aleppo and Idlib from the side of the border," she said. 

"This looks like another stab in the back of the Syrian army."