Syria: Terrorist Snipers Open Fire at Civilians Fleeing Eastern Districts of Aleppo
“Tens of terrorist snipers have been deployed in buildings near the corridors and target civilians and even their comrades who try to leave Aleppo,” the sources said.
“Jeish al-Fatah’s mortar units, for their parts, are shelling the corridors. They even are targeting ambulances and rescue vehicles,” they added.
Another local source said that civilians in the Eastern districts of Aleppo are furious after terrorists brutally executed 14 local officials who had called on the militants to leave the city.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday that the Terrorists of Fatah al-Sham Front (formerly known as the al-Nusra Front) and Ahrar al-Sham are sabotaging UN efforts, supported by Damascus and Moscow, to deliver humanitarian aid to the Eastern districts of Aleppo.
“Both Fatah al-Sham and Ahrar al-Sham, along with other organizations cooperating with them, are ultimately sabotaging UN efforts to restore the delivery of humanitarian assistance to Eastern Aleppo that is carried out with the support of Russia and the Syrian government,” Lavrov said.
“(They) explicitly shell those routes through which such humanitarian aid can be delivered,” he underlined.
Lavrov said that according to Russian intelligence, all the groups which have been operating in Aleppo are “one way or another under the command” of Fatah al-Sham Front, “which controls Eastern Aleppo.”
He said these terrorists were preventing the exit of civilians from Eastern Aleppo, as well as blocking the exit of militants who had expressed readiness to respond to the call by the United Nations to leave the area.