Syrian state news tweets pic of Aleppo dance club, but not everyone is cool with it

Published September 26th, 2016 - 11:36 GMT
Syrian army soldiers patrol a damaged area of west Aleppo (AFP/File)
Syrian army soldiers patrol a damaged area of west Aleppo (AFP/File)

On Saturday, the English-language Twitter account for the state-owned Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) tweeted a picture of a summer club event in regime-controlled west Aleppo.

The video shows young people dancing to house music, and is a stark contrast from the images of east Aleppo currently all over the web, which show death and destruction as regime and Russian jets pound the area in an effort to the take the rebel-held area.

It’s perhaps this contrast that compelled many tweeters to attack SANA for the tweet.

Not everyone was upset with SANA, however.

West Aleppo is known to be better off than the east, which is presently facing intense bombings that have left dozens killed already this week, but there are problems there as well. Residents note water and electricity shortages, death and injury due to shelling from rebel groups and other issues.

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