East StratCom disinformation claim:

Western media’s concern about the civilian lives in Aleppo are a propaganda campaign to spoil Russia’s glorious victory. The audience should not be concerned about the civilian casualties, because all inhabitants of Aleppo are relatives of terrorists. Western media is not reporting on the similar situation in IS-held Mosul.

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Period/date: 15. December 2016

Debunk claim:

Westerm media has reported on the situation throughout the conflict in Syria and there is no glorious victory on either side, since there has been massive loss of civilian lives. There is no evidence that inhabitants of Aleppo are relatives of terrorists. There is coverage of the dismal situation of civilians in Mosul by most of the top Western media houses (https://www.google.cz/search?as_q=mosul+civilian&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=&cr=&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=any&safe=images&as_filetype=&as_rights=#q=mosul+civilian&tbs=qdr:m).

Documentation for the debunk

Additional information

This information is reported by Kremlin Watch (European Values think-tank), http:, wwweuropeanvalues net/kremlinwatch/ in Disinformation Review issue 52. The item is located at row number 40 in the report.

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