Yesterday I came across a report claiming that the Security Council was meeting in camera after NATO officers had been arrested in eastern Aleppo. I sought verification (as you do) by looking for other news sources reporting the same thing, but didn’t find much of anything beyond scant reports referring back to the original Volataire Network source.
Today I came across Bashar al-Ja’afari, Syrian Ambassador to the UN, naming (at 32.28 in the linked vid) the foreign military and intelligence officers referred to in the Voltaire report. Although he categorised them as ‘moderate’ rebels, he pointed out that they were seeking to escape eastern Aleppo with the terrorists. Note. There are two separate evacuations under way in eastern Aleppo. One is for moderates and civilians to government held areas and the other is transporting terrorists, who are allowed to carry their light arms, away from civilian areas . The obvious question arises as to why foreign operatives, who are presumably linked to government agencies, would seek to evacuate Aleppo with terrorist factions and not with the civilian and moderates. Could the answer be as simple as ‘difficult questions’ will arise as a result of who exactly who they are and their presence in eastern Aleppo? At 39.19 in the linked vid, the Syrian Ambassador responds to a question about the named operatives saying they will be captured and presented back to the media.
I sense a certain ‘unraveling’ underway for the story we’ve been being told about eastern Aleppo…
The entire press conference of the Syrian Ambassador including his response to questions is worth your time. He covers a lot of ground. He begins at 23.22 in the link. UN Resolution 2328 that he refers to is here.