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The "Syrian Civil War" section is obviously biased towards government forces and against the FSA. The first four paragraphs are fine, but the subsequent content is heavily oriented towards criticism of the FSA. An example: "The Free Syrian Army has reportedly rounded up and executed prominent supporters of Bashar al-Assad and pro-regime activists. A series of car bomb attacks and extensive looting have been attributed to forces loyal to the Free Syrian Army." Source 66 does not even mention the FSA. Sources 67 and 68 mention car bombings but do not attribute them to the FSA. Source 70 is an opinion piece, blatantly violating the criteria for reliable sources, and even then does not mention the FSA. Can everyone agree that this needs to be removed or rephrased? B14709 (talk) 20:16, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
I both agree and dont agree with you, the crimes attributed to the FSA are true so its not biased against them, BUT there is practically no mention of the crimes committed by the government. its clearly mentioned that the FSA blow the historic building but the editor failed to mention that it was the government air strikes that destroyed the old souq !!! its like when the FSA do a crime it immediately published but when the government do something its always attributed to the conflict in general and not to the government and that's so biased, not to forget the barrels attacks which left not only the old city but most of the city destroyed ... so I agree with you, this section should either be deleted or balanced..--Attar-Aram syria (talk) 23:58, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
The Old souq was burnt by the armed militants and not destroyed by the air strikes. However, the car bombs, looting and the destroy of many historic buildings are clearly attributed to al-Nusra Front, the FSA and the Islamic Front. Until July 2012, Aleppo has been the most safe city in Syria, until the armed groups entered to the eastern neighborhoods and the Old city. And yes, they executed pro-Assad people as well as officers and members of internal security forces residing in their branches.--Zyzzzzzy (talk) 05:09, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
@Attar-Aram syria:@Zyzzzzzy: I think both of you may be conflating the FSA with rebels in general. It is true that rebels destroyed the Carlton Hotel, but no sources I've found implicated the FSA; it seems the Islamic Front was responsible. And again, most of the sources listed at the top of the section do not mention the FSA, only "rebels" and "terrorists." B14709 (talk) 15:56, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
@Zyzzzzzy: the Fsa was inside the Souq .. they will not destroy it over their heads ... and why wasnt it mentioned that the regime also killed whomever activists they could reach ? why wasn't it mentioned that the criminal low life air force intelligence agency used to throw burned bodies outside its headquarters ,but one see what they want ... any way this syrian war topic is the one topic I try to avoid .. so i have no interest in editing it.. but something should be mentioned about the barrels attack that whipped out entire neighborhoods and its a much more serious crime than the Carlton hotel
@B14709:you can change the phrase FSA to the phrase opposition .. they are still responsible for many crimes yet not compared to the regime .. believe me both assad and the opposition are pieces of garbage, murderers , thieves and cruel --Attar-Aram syria (talk) 16:16, 12 June 2014 (UTC)