Syria Interview: “The Siege is the Worst Way of Death” / WATCH VIDEO SPEECH ABU BAKR

August 09 – 07:08 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Just before rebels broke pro-Assad blockade of Aleppo on Saturday, the commander of operations for the Ahrar al-Sham faction spoke about the campaign for Syria’s largest city: “The siege is the worst way of death.”Hossam Abu Bakr was interviewed last Friday by Hadi al-Abdallah, the first interview conducted by the journalist since he was seriously injured by a bomb in Aleppo city in June.Abu Bakr declares:

The ugliest method [the Assad regime] used — even worse than chemical [weapons], barrel bombs, napalm, and cluster and phosphorus bombs — is the siege, since siege kills our people slowly. The commander mentions previous sieges such as those on sections of Homs city and the Damascus suburbs before declaring, “We won’t allow this to happen, no matter how much it costs us.”  WATCH VIDEO SPEECH