Amnesty International has already warned about reports of “summary executions” in Aleppo, calling them serious violations of international law.
This comes as the Syrian government earlier said that the armed rebel groups backed and funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are committing “horrific crimes” against civilians in the capital, Damascus, and the city of Aleppo.
In two letters addressed to the head of the UN Security Council and the UN secretary general, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said the rebels backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey are using civilians in Aleppo as human shields, and killing anyone who does not support their crimes.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem also said on July 29, “We believe that all the anti-Syrian forces have gathered in Aleppo to fight the government… and they will definitely be defeated.”
Mark Glenn, from the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement, told Press TV in a recent interview that the United States and its allies, as well as the Tel Aviv regime “want the same kind of instability, chaos, civil war and bloodshed that took place in Libya to take place in Syria.”
Thunderous silence prevails on Syrian, Iranian and Arab media (most of it controlled by the Saudis). The same applies for al-Jazeera. This is DEBKA's somewhat fanciful take.
Dates are crucial. Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud may have pulled off operation "Damascus Volcano" on July 18. He was definitely promoted to head of Saudi intelligence on July 19. And he might have been killed in a bomb attack on the Saudi General Intelligence HQ in
Present were Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi, Khamenei’s military adviser General Yahya Rahim-Safavi, Armed Forces Chief Major General Seyed Hassan Firuzabadi, Revolutionary Guards Corps commander General Mohammad Ali Jafari and Al Qods Brigades chief General Qassem Soleimani. The commanders of the air force, the navy and ground forces were also there.
Press TV's correspondent in Syria says calm has returned to Aleppo and Syrian forces have cleared most areas of the city of armed gangs although clashes are still continuing on the outskirts.
The terrorist Free Syrian Army has vowed to step up its attack in Aleppo by targeting the city's security centers.
Meanwhile, a video has been circulated online showing the execution by rebel gunmen in Aleppo of four supporters of President Assad's government.
Armed groups fighting against the Syrian government have been operating in Aleppo since July 20 after they were defeated in the capital, Damascus, and were forced to flee.
“We need to ask ourselves… two questions," he Mofaz said in an interveiw with Israel's Channel 2 on Saturday.
"Will an early attack by Israel change Iran's strategic situation regarding the nuclear program. My answer is no. And the second question is, will an early strike by Israel, in the current circumstances, in the existing situation in the Middle East…will an early attack lead to war?" Mofaz questioned.
"My answer is that the probability for this is very high," he stated.
The Kadima leader further criticized his hawkish rival, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for his "manipulative" posing of a nuclear Iran as an "existential threat" to Israel.
Washington and Tel Aviv have repeatedly threatened Tehran with a military strike to force it to halt its nuclear energy program, claimed by the duo to have been directed towards the acquisition of military nuclear capability.
But Iran has dismissed the allegations and the threats, pledging a crushing response to any attack on its soil.
Unlike Israel, Iran is a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and its nuclear activities have been frequently inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
The UN’s nuclear watchdog, however, has not found a shred of evidence to substantiate US and Israel’s claims.