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  •  Associated Press is a lttle less sure (6+ / 0-)
    It was unclear from the videos if the building was indeed a bakery. Nearly all the dead and wounded appeared to be men, some wore camouflage, raising the possibility that the jet had targeted a rebel gathering.
    AP
    •  I've watched 8 videos of the event and agree (4+ / 0-)

      that almost all the wounded and dead were young men of fighting age - many wearing camouflage. I'm sure if there were more women and children they would have been displayed prominently for propaganda purposes.

      I'll wait for more info.

    •  They also have this: (2+ / 0-)
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      Airstrikes on the town of al-Safira, south of Aleppo, killed 13 people, including a mother and five daughters from one family
      Something tells me that if that had been the report following a US drone strike, you would be outraged. But if its alleged about Syria, well, that's just biased rebels.

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      by tomjones on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 06:20:29 PM PST

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      •  yup. and God forbid if it were an artillery (2+ / 0-)
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        strike in Gaza where Hamas members are gathered in...say...a bakery...

        Impressive double standards in these here parts...

      •  The rebels are using the Allepians (0+ / 0-)

        as human shields, if you hadn't heard.

        They've also managed to destroy a large portion of the city and the residents have been very vocal in their opposition.

        •  Assad forces have been bombing and shelling (1+ / 0-)
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          Aleppo for months, but the opposition has destroyed the city.

          Yeah, right.

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          by Clay Claiborne on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:22:33 PM PST

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          •  The rebels did their fair share of destruction (0+ / 0-)

            The opposition has thousands of mortars, tens of tanks, many heavy guns and grad rockets which they are using. Why else do you think they are gaining ground (and ever greater numbers of weaponry)?

            Your one-sided diaries attempt to paint a false picture that the carnage going on in Syria is one sided. You know damn well that if the US was fighting insurgents embedded in a town, they would take out the entire town and the American people would not say a thing.

            Here's one report. There have been dozens of reports over the year showing the rebels using heavy weapons to bombard checkpoints and government strongholds within cities and towns which have killed civilians and destroyed property.

            http://www.aljazeera.com/...
            Fierce fighting reported in Syria's Aleppo
            Battle for country's largest city intensifies after rebels declare major offensive against Assad government's forces.
            Last Modified: 29 Sep 2012

            Syrian rebels have unleashed an unprecedented barrage of mortar fire against government troops in Aleppo after announcing a "decisive" battle for Syria's second city, residents and activists say.

            Shells crashed down at a steady rate and clashes were widespread on Friday, leaving layers of dust and smoke over Aleppo, according to the residents and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the UK-based opposition watchdog.

            "The fighting is unprecedented and has not stopped since Thursday. The clashes used to be limited to one or two blocks of a district, but now the fighting is on several fronts," the SOHR's Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP news agency.

            Residents of Aleppo neighbourhoods previously spared the worst of the two-month-old battle for the city told AFP the violence was "unprecedented".
            ...
            Abu Furat said that 25 soldiers were killed in the assault, while another rebel fighter said 20 of his comrades died on the battlefield and 60 were wounded.
            ...
            Afterwards, mortars were fired about every 15 minutes into army-held areas, including Sulimaniyeh and Sayyid Ali.
            ...

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