The far-left daily newspaper the Morning Star – that happens to be Jeremy Corbyn’s favorite news source – has described modern-day genocide in a Syrian town as “liberation”.
In a Tuesday edition, the infamous hard-left newspaper broke away from the conventional understanding of the crisis to report that the “Final liberation of Aleppo is in sight”.
The US State Department has decried the assault on the city as “crimes against humanity” and said the bombings constitute “war crimes”, while UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has also condemned the attacks.
As the Assad forces were capturing the town, many residents posted their final goodbyes on social media. Aleppo-based photographer Ameen al-Halabi wrote on Facebook: “I am waiting to die or be captured by the Assad regime…Pray for me and always remember us.”
American Journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem recorded a video message slamming Muslim countries for failing to help Aleppo, saying “You blew it.”
Perhaps my final message from E. Aleppo. Regime forces are closing in and bunker busters are raining down. pic.twitter.com/XgK0DSa08x
— Bilal Abdul Kareem (@BilalKareem) December 12, 2016
The Morning Star has long been widely ignored in Britain. However, the paper has found its way to the corridors of power. According to The Sun, Corbyn has several copies of the paper delivered to his office every morning.
The Labour leader has been much criticised for his stance towards Syria, sparking a protest led by human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell during his speech on human rights that called him out on applying double-standards for the U.S. and Britain, while dismissing Russia’s bombings in the Middle East.
Many complaints related to Corbyn’s position towards Syria are to do with his close relationship with the notorious pro-Russian group Stop the War Coalition, of which he was a chairman until his election as the leader of Labour Party.
The group has been reluctant in openly denouncing atrocities committed by Russians and the Assad forces.