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Worrying signs for Kremlin as Russian troops pelted with stones in Syria

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A number of local media outlets and social media accounts in Syria have been posting videos of residents pelting Russian troops with stones.

A number of local media outlets and social media users in Syria have been posting videos of residents pelting Russian troops with stones on Wednesday (November 6).

Videos and pictures show angry residents of Kobane, Syria, throwing large stones at several convoys of Russian vehicles.

In one scene, several dozen civilians managed to stop two Russian armoured vehicles and some of them climbed onto one of the cars with Russian military police insignia, a video released by local news outlet Anha showed.

All this comes while resentment of Russia has been steadily growing in Syria.

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A picture shared on social media shows Russian vehicles being pelted with stones by residents of Kobane, Syria, November 6. [File]

The Syrian Network for Human Rights recently slammed Russia for committing "hundreds of war crimes" during its military operations in Syria since 2015.

Russian military operations have resulted in more than 6,500 civilians deaths, the human rights group says in its 40-page report issued September 30, the fourth anniversary of Russia's military intervention in the Syrian conflict.

There is also new evidence that Russian warplanes deliberately bombed hospitals in Syria to undermine the Syrian opposition.

Just on November 2, a Russian air strike killed six civilians including a child in the embattled opposition bastion of Idlib in northwestern Syria.

Russian occupation of Syria

On a recent Russian Defence Ministry tour of Syria, journalists from AFP and other media saw Moscow's forces digging in for a long stay.

About 3,000 Russian service personnel are now deployed in Syria, at facilities like Tartus and the Khmeimim air base.

The United States on September 26 announced new sanctions targeting a Russian smuggling operation in Syria after confirmation of another chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

The al-Assad regime used chlorine on May 19 in Latakia Province during its offensive to take back the last major rebel stronghold in nearby Idlib, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.

That was one of the many confirmed uses of chemical weapons by the Moscow-backed regime, including one last year that killed 80 people in Douma.

To protect its Syrian ally, Moscow has also continued to veto United Nations (UN) resolutions on the conflict.

Russia and China on September 19 vetoed a UN Security Council resolution backed by 12 of the 15 member states. It called for a ceasefire in Idlib Province.

Germany, Belgium and Kuwait had led the push for the resolution, noting that half a million Syrians have been displaced in Idlib since government forces opened an offensive in May.

They warned that the conflict could become the century's worst humanitarian crisis if the fighting persisted and urged Russia not to veto what they said was a "purely humanitarian" measure.

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Of course, Ruthenia (Russia) has helped Shiites, but Syrians are mostly Sunni...

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There's no Russian flag in sight! So this could be just regular Syrian troops...

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It looks more like some run-of-the-mill terrorists left their rifles at home and came out with stones... it's both safe and draws the necessary media attention

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Of course, the easiest thing to do is pay the Western media up front for smearing Russia. But they prefer to keep quiet about their crimes. Do you know that American banks purposefully destroy all the documents they have on long-term deposits so that they don't have to pay their clients big bucks. The funds from these deposits are pocketed by Senators and Congressmen, help finance terrorism, and so on. Bank clients have been fighting for years trying to get their money back, alas, no documents means no deposits. Historical background: Criminals of all sorts from Europe were settled in America. Essentially, America is still a country of cons and rascals. And Donald Trump himself is a number one world criminal, con and murderer.

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What? American banks stealing money from their clients, is that so? Then why do your oligarchs have their accounts in American banks?

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Quit shooting heroin! I've never seen an addiction worse than this one. All deposit documents are duplicated; it's clear you've never done that. The client gets the copy, so if something happens he can go court and win his case in 5 minutes! So quit the nonsense!

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How they wish they had bombs instead of stones. After all, hatred toward Russian occupiers is very strong

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The West has lost the war against al-Asad. Smearing Russia, through the media and local NGOs, is all they've got left. They hire dunderhead actors, and dunderheads are many everywhere. Onward Russia, Putin!

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This is bullshit propaganda! After adults pelted Yanks with stones, these kids think this is what they should do with every military vehicle.
Only media serving Yanks need to hype up this kind of nonsense. Stalin would have dealt with you properly, sons of bitches!

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Your moron Stalin would be doing his time under the bunk today [In post-Soviet penal colonies, inmates derided and humiliated by their peers sometimes have no bunk, and are forced to sleep on the floor under someone else's cot]

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The fact there's no Stalin is even the result of your culture and behaviour

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Russia will be held accountable for the crimes in Syria

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For some reason Russians are appreciated nowhere

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Because the Russians annexed Crimea from Ukraine, annexed part of Georgia, Sakhalin from Japan, Karelia from Finland, etc. as if they had not enough lands

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[They] will soon buy the DPR. They will pass the law about selling out Ukes' lands and then... buy all Ukraine. It's the law! It's all by the book! :)

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What does Georgia have to do with it? Georgia has attacked [South] Ossetia and paid the price for it.

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Following this logic, is it like Germany attacked Russia because Russia attacked Poland? Ha-ha

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Occupiers are always treated this way

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There are reasons for this Syrian hatred towards Russians after the bombings of hospitals, schools, and street markets by the Russian Aerospace Forces. It's a pity they didn't have "Molotov cocktails."

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Did you yourselves see the Russian Aerospace Forces bomb the hospitals, or did you read it on anti-Russian websites?
Russia has never attacked any country over the last 30 years, unlike the USA. Think about it.

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What about Georgia? They brainwashed us at school that the USSR had never attacked anyone. But now we know who held joint military parades with the Wehrmacht. And they keep brainwashing people telling them about white and fuzzy peaceful Russia. "Never attacked... the last 30 years", ha-ha

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