Aleppo: Terrorists Hoard Food Stuff to Force People to Join Fight against Syrian Army
The Arabic language al-Ahd news website reported that the terrorist groups deployed in the Eastern districts of Aleppo city, who faced shortage of fighters in their battle with the Syrian government forces, managed to collect the entire food stuff, including the Syrian Red Crescent Society’s humanitarian aid in their warehouses to use it as a leverage force hungry men to join their groups.
“The terrorist groups in Eastern Aleppo had made people starve to choose between getting shot or dying of hunger,” the website added.
Al-Ahd reported that the families that fled Bab al-Hadid (Iron Gate) neighborhood said that the terrorist groups were distributing only three loaves of bread for three days of a family, while the Syrian Red Crescent Society’s flour bags sent to the people in East Aleppo were going to the al-Shamiyeh Front terrorists’ warehouses in Bab al-Hadid.
Based on information, Fatah al-Sham Front (previously known as the al-Nusra Front) had special warehouses in the neighborhoods of Aquoul, Bab al-Nasr and al-Bayadeh to gather the aid cargos sent for civilians by the humanitarian organizations and the Syrian government.
More than five large warehouses have been discovered in Bab al-Nasr neighborhood.
Fatah al-Sham terrorists forced people to join them and fight against the Syrian soldiers in return for a small amount of food.
The Russian Peace Coordination Center in Syria announced on Sunday that evacuation of civilians from militant-held districts of Eastern Aleppo city has been underway, while hundreds of militants have given up fight against the Syrian Army.
The Russian Defense Ministry quoted the Peace Coordination Center as announcing that over 2,100 civilians have been evacuated from the militant-held regions in Eastern Aleppo during the last night, while almost 300 militants have laid down arms and have surrendered themselves to government officials.
“The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation continues providing humanitarian assistance to local residents leaving militants-controlled Eastern Aleppo neighborhoods, Overnight… 2,124 city residents left Aleppo districts controlled by militants including 1,007 children. A total of 291 militants laid down their arms and left for the Western part of the city,” the Russian Defense Ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Sunday.
“The Russian center for reconciliation has organized evacuation of another 8,000 civilians from Eastern Aleppo districts through humanitarian corridors,” Konashenkov said, adding that all of them are being admitted at special humanitarian centers and provided with food and medical aid.