Western officials and media have been engaged in a vast information campaign to accuse Syrian and Russian forces of allegedly killing civilians in Aleppo, journalist and political commentator Alexander Khrolenko wrote in a piece for RIA Novosti.
On Tuesday, the UN Commission on Human Rights said it had received reports of the Syrian Army killing at least 82 civilians (including 11 women and 13 children) in Aleppo within 24 hours.
"Western media outlets are distributing synchronized lies about the situation in Aleppo. The Internet is flooded with videos showing the 'last words of Aleppo residents.' All of them are shot with mobile phones in the style of the Al-Jazeera broadcaster. But what is the reason?" Khrolenko wrote.
"All these militants have blood on their hands. Such a humanistic approach has nothing to do with numerous claims by Western media about 'mass killings of civilians.' All these claims are a lie," the article read.
According to the journalist, this "desperate" propaganda would only be useful if the United States and its coalition allies were preparing for an intervention in Syria.
Earlier this week, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Video clips of alleged 'Russian airstrikes, firing squads, other staged violence scenes' in Aleppo were fabricated by militants.
"A US-led coalition is losing ground in Syria. For five years, Washington and its allies has been using opposition forces and jihadists in an attempt to topple Assad," he wrote.
"The liberation of Aleppo has significantly weakened Islamists in the neighboring province of Idlib and created a threat to Jihadist groups in Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor as well as militants-controlled oilfields in the valley of the Euphrates. It will also help to curb terrorists’ incomes and trade communications with Turkey," the article read.
According to the author, opponents of Bashar Assad understand the importance of the Aleppo liberation, making desperate attempts to distract the Syrian Army from the city, including a recent attack on Palmyra.
Aleppo 'Rebels' are no Heroes
It may be surprising but British newspaper The Independent provided a view of the situation, which is different from what other Western outlets have done.
According to him, there are no real 'rebels' in Aleppo, except for those who are filmed for propaganda footage.
"For months, Western reporters have failed to state the obvious: that they cannot send their dispatches from 'rebel' areas because the 'rebels' would slit their throats open – or hand them over to other 'rebels' who would," the journalist noted.