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  • الأمم المتحدة تؤكد انها "لا تشارك" في خطط الاجلاء
    الأمم المتحدة تؤكد انها "لا تشارك" في خطط الاجلاء
قال المرصد السوري لحقوق الإنسان إن عمليات الإجلاء من مناطق خاضعة لسيطرة المعارضة شرقي حلب تأجلت اليوم لأسباب غير واضحة وهو ما يعطل تنفيذ اتفاق تستعيد الحكومة بموجبه السيطرة على المنطقة.
 وقال مدير المرصد رامي عبد الرحمن إنه كان من المقرر أن تغادر المجموعة الأولى في الخامسة صباحاً لكن لم يغادر أحد بعد مرور ساعة على هذا الموعد.
 وونقلت "رويترز" عن شاهد إن الحافلات التي جاءت لتنفيذ الإجلاء لم يتحرك أي منها إلى داخل الأحياء الشرقية للمدينة بحلول الساعة السادسة والربع صباحا بالتوقيت المحلي .
وكان مسؤول عسكري بالتحالف الذي يدعم الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد قال إن من المقرر بدء الإجلاء في الخامسة صباحاً.
ولاحقاً قال تلفزيون أورينت المؤيد للمعارضة السورية نقلا عن مراسله إن عمليات الإجلاء من مناطق شرقي حلب ربما تتأجل حتى غد، 
وكان من المنتظر بدء العملية فجر اليوم الأربعاء. 
الى ذلك قال مسؤولون من المعارضة المسلحة إنهم كانوا يتوقعون أن تغادر أول مجموعة من المصابين ليل امس، لافتين الى ان وقف إطلاق النار في حلب لا يزال قائماً رغم تأجيل عملية الإجلاء.
ونقلت "روترز" عن مسؤول من جماعة "الجبهة الشامية" قوله إن وقف إطلاق النار مستمر، وقال قيادي في جماعة نور الدين الزنكي أيضا إن الاتفاق الذي توسطت فيه روسيا وتركيا لا يزال قائماً. 
وفي السياق قالت الأمم المتحدة إنها "لا تشارك" في خطط إجلاء المقاتلين والمدنيين من شرق حلب لكنها مستعدة لتقديم يد العون.
وذكر مكتب الأمم المتحدة لتنسيق الشؤون الإنسانية في بيان "الأمم المتحدة مستعدة لتسهيل عمليات الإجلاء الطوعي والآمن للمصابين والمرضى والمدنيين المعرضين للخطر من الجزء المحاصر من المدينة."  
 

 

 

 

Terrified women of Aleppo begin killing themselves to escape being raped by Assads

A truce designed to allow thousands of civilians to leave Aleppo safely fell apart this morning as heavy fighting and air strikes resumed. Up to 15,000 people, including hundreds who are injured and sick, are waiting for a delayed evacuation from the war-torn Syrian city after a ceasefire was agreed. But the deal brokered by Russia and Turkey, came to a deadly end this morning with seven killed in fresh clashes and jets seen pounding the city once again. Syrian troops have since reduced the area under rebel control to an area of under a square mile. One rebel group has claimed that up to 20 women had killed themselves in one morning this week over fears they would be subjected to sex attacks by soldiers.

Were not afraid of death. Were afraid of rape and torture: Aleppo woman pleads to be rescued as she warns others have begun killing themselves to avoid sex attacks from Assads men 

  • A mass evacuation, brokered by Russia and Turkey, was expected to begin at around 5am this morning
  • But government buses were still seen parked up and empty then returned to their depot as fighting resumed
  • Up to 15,000 people, including hundreds who are injured and sick, are believed to be waiting for a evacuation
  • Rebel group claims 20 women killed themselves in one morning over fears they would be raped by soldiers

 

A terrified woman in Aleppo has pleaded to be rescued after warning that others have started killing themselves to avoid being subjected to sex attacks by Assads soldiers.

Um Qusai, 40, begged the outside world to please get me out of here as she revealed frightened women are prepared to end their lives to avoid being tortured in the war-torn city.

As a truce aimed at evacuating thousands of trapped residents collapsed this morning, Qusai said: Were not afraid of death. Were afraid of rape and torture.

Women are preparing to commit suicide out of fear of rape, she added in a message from inside the city. Are you hearing us? We are Syrian women – Aleppo women. Please get me out of here, because rape I cannot stand. We do not fear death but we are afraid of rape and torture.

One rebel group has claimed that up to 20 women had killed themselves in one morning this week over fears they would be subjected to sex attacks by soldiers.

It comes as the UN warned women and children in Aleppo are being targeted for execution in sinister planned attacks.

A truce brokered by Russia and Turkey, came to a deadly end this morning with seven killed in fresh clashes and jets seen pounding the city once again. Syrian troops have since reduced the area under rebel control to an area of under a square mile.

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Explosions were seen in southestern Aleppo after a truce collapsed this morning. Thousands are trapped in the city waiting for evacuation

Explosions were seen in southestern Aleppo after a truce collapsed this morning. Thousands are trapped in the city waiting for evacuation

Destruction: Smoke rises above high rise flats as fighting continues in Aleppo today. There are conflicting reports about who sparked the clashes today

Destruction: Smoke rises above high rise flats as fighting continues in Aleppo today. There are conflicting reports about who sparked the clashes today

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are due to hold urgent talks in a bid to rescue the truce. An explosion is pictured in Aleppo today

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are due to hold urgent talks in a bid to rescue the truce. An explosion is pictured in Aleppo today

Syrian troops have reduced the area under rebel control to an area measuring under a square mile. Smoke is seen in the background in a rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo

Syrian troops have reduced the area under rebel control to an area measuring under a square mile. Smoke is seen in the background in a rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo

There were conflicting claims about why fighting had broken out. Russia claims rebels had resumed fighting at dawn and that Assads forces had moved to repel the attacks

A ceasefire designed to allowed thousands of civilians to leave Aleppo safely has collapsed this morning amid reports heavy fighting and air strikes have resumed

A ceasefire designed to allowed thousands of civilians to leave Aleppo safely has collapsed this morning amid reports heavy fighting and air strikes have resumed

The deal to evacuate thousands of civilians and rebels trapped in Aleppo ran in to delays amid calls for UN observers to oversee the operation.

The deal to evacuate thousands of civilians and rebels trapped in Aleppo ran in to delays amid calls for UN observers to oversee the operatiopeaking to the Daily Beast, Abdullah Othman, the head of rebel group the Consultative Council in the Levant Front, claimed that in one morning alone 20 women committed suicide in order not to be raped.

The claims have not been verified.

A harrowing note has since emerged purportedly written by a nurse who vowed to take her own life before animal soldiers arrived because I do not want several members of the Assad Regime to savour raping me. 

In a letter apparently written for religious leaders and the Syrian opposition, the unnamed woman said conditions in the city were so bad that hell-fire will be worse than this. 

Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are due to hold urgent talks in a bid to rescue the truce. 

There were conflicting claims about why fighting broke out today. Russia claims rebels had resumed fighting at dawn and that Assads forces had moved to repel the attacks.

Rebels accused Iran of foiling the deal by imposing new conditions on the rebels. Along with Russia, Iran backs Assad and has committed advisers and elite Revolutionary Guard forces to the governments war. Turkey backs the rebels fighting to topple Assad.

Assad has claimed western countries are seeking a cease-fire in the northern city of Aleppo in order to save the terrorists. He said in an interview today that the cease-fire was to stop his governments advance in the city and keep the terrorists and save them.

Media activist Mahmoud Raslan said aircraft bombed the rebel Ansari district as if theres no such thing as a cease-fire or evacuation of civilian

 

Smoke is seen billowing in the background this morning as deadly clashes erupted - despite attempts to broker a peace

Terrified women in Aleppo have started killing themselves to escape being raped by Assads soldiers after the Syrian ceasefire collapsed, it has been claimed. Pictures show how buildings have been reduced to ruins 

Terrified women in Aleppo have started killing themselves to escape being raped by Assads soldiers after the Syrian ceasefire collapsed, it has been claimed. Pictures show how buildings have been reduced to ruins 

There were conflicting claims about why fighting broke out today. Russia claims rebels had resumed fighting at dawn and that Assads forces had moved to repel the attacks

There were conflicting claims about why fighting broke out today. Russia claims rebels had resumed fighting at dawn and that Assads forces had moved to repel the attacks

Activist Mojahed Abu Joud filmed himself walking around the bomb ravaged city as war planes and shells battered the area

Activist Mojahed Abu Joud filmed himself walking around the bomb ravaged city as war planes and shells battered the area

Another activists, Lina shamy, warned that the revolutionaries will fight until the last breath. Explosions could be heard over head

Another activists, Lina shamy, warned that the revolutionaries will fight until the last breath. Explosions could be heard over head

Buses meant to take rebels and civilians out of Aleppo have returned to depots - signalling the collapse of the truce as fierce fighting was reported to have resumed this morning (pictured)

Buses meant to take rebels and civilians out of Aleppo have returned to depots - signalling the collapse of the truce as fierce fighting was reported to have resumed this morning (pictured)

Militants in Aleppo said an agreement had been in place with Russia to cease bombardment in the city since yesterday and that there should be a full ceasefire tonight. Syrian forces are pictured walking through the recaptured Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood

Militants in Aleppo said an agreement had been in place with Russia to cease bombardment in the city since yesterday and that there should be a full ceasefire tonight. Syrian forces are pictured walking through the recaptured Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhoos thousands of cold and hungry civilians were left trapped in the city and uncertain of their future, Raslan said the bombing is a de facto announcement that they are going to kill us all. 

Activists, including Lina shamy, posted a series of video messages from inside the besieged area while one man Mojahed Abu Joud filmed himself walking around the city with the sound of explosions in the background.

Bombing is ongoing, no one can move. Everyone is hiding and terrified, activist Mohammad al-Khatib told AFP from inside the city. The wounded and dead are lying in the street. No one dares to try and retrieve the bodies.

A source close to the government said Damascus had objected to the number of people seeking to leave and wanted the names of evacuees. 

The government also wants a list of the people who are leaving because they could include hostages or prisoners, the source said.

Up to 15,000 people are said to be waiting to leave the city - including 4,000 insurgents - but military chiefs say the original deal was for the departure of just 2,000 fighters.

Yasser al-Youssef, a political official from the Nureddin al-Zinki rebel group, accused the government and its ally Iran of blocking civilians from leaving after adding new conditions to the deal announced on Tuesda

 

Syrian civilians take food from a storage room that was formerly held by the opposition forces in eastern Aleppos al-Kalasseh neighbourhood

Syrian troops were poised to recapture all of the countrys war-torn second city. Rights group Amnesty International has described global inaction over the siege as shameful

Syrian troops were poised to recapture all of the countrys war-torn second city. Rights group Amnesty International has described global inaction over the siege as shameful

They want to link this deal to other issues, including the areas of Fuaa and Kafraya, he added, referring to two government-held Shiite-majority villages in the northwest that are under rebel siege.

However, the UNs Commission of Inquiry for Syria said it had received reports opposition fighters were blocking civilians from fleeing Aleppo and using them as human shields.

In a statement, the COI said it had allegations of opposition groups... preventing civilians from leaving as well as opposition fighters embedding themselves within the civilian population, thus heightening the risk to civilians of being killed or injured.

It specifically implicated Al-Qaedas former affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, and the powerful Ahrar al-Sham rebel group. 

Earlier, a deal to evacuate thousands trapped in Aleppo had run in to delays amid calls for UN observers to oversee the operation.

The organised pull-out was expected to begin around 5am after a ceasefire was finally agreed yesterday.

Russia claims 6,000 civilians, among them 2,000 children, have left rebel-held districts over the past 24 hours and that 366 rebels had laid down their arms

Russia claims 6,000 civilians, among them 2,000 children, have left rebel-held districts over the past 24 hours and that 366 rebels had laid down their arms

The organised pull out, brokered by Russia and Turkey, was expected to begin around 5am after a ceasefire was finally agreed yesterday

The organised pull out, brokered by Russia and Turkey, was expected to begin around 5am after a ceasefire was finally agreed yesterday

But three hours later, a dozen green government buses that had gathered at the edge of the Salaheddin neighbourhood to transport evacuees were still parked with their drivers asleep inside. 

An opposition official said there were 800 sick and wounded people requiring immediate medical evacuation from eastern Aleppo.

Russia claims 6,000 civilians, among them 2,000 children, have left rebel-held districts over the past 24 hours and that 366 rebels had laid down their arms.  

Rebel resistance in the city is likely to end in the next two of three days, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. 

This morning, Frances foreign minister said uncertainty surrounding the evacuation showed that it was imperative to have United Nations observers on the ground to manage the process.

France wants the presence of UN observers on the ground and humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross must intervene, Jean-Marc Ayrault told France 2 television.

The United Nations said earlier on Wednesday it was not involved in plans to evacuate fighters and civilians, but it was ready to help with any evacuation

SEX ATTACKS ECHO HORRORS OF WORLD WAR TWO 

It is one of the horrors of war that has repeated itself during countless conflicts over history - and it appears the devastating aftermath of the Aleppo siege is no different.

Rebels have claimed women in the city are so scared of being raped by advancing regime soldiers that many have resorted to suicide.

Their plight was highlighted by a nurse who wrote a heartbreaking suicide note revealing plans to kill herself rather be subjected to a sex attack.

Such horrors are a chilling echo from the past.

In the chaotic dying days of Second World War there were an estimated 2million victims of rape by Soviet soldiers as the Red Army marched on Berlin.

Three million German troops had earlier launched an ill-fated assault on Soviet territory.  But it was the defenceless women, girls and in some cases elderly ladies who were made to pay as Russian troops swept back through towards Germany.

In the weeks after Berlin fell, the rape epidemic was said to be so bad the Roman Catholic Church considered abortion for some victims. 

The Russian establishment continues to deny the events.

When the historian Antony Beevor wrote about it in his book Berlin: The Downfall, the Russian ambassador to London, Grigory Karasin, accused him of an act of blasphemy, saying: It is a slander against the people who saved the world from Nazism..

The agreement was announced late on Tuesday as government forces were on the verge of recapturing all of east Aleppo, in rebel hands since 2012.

In the last parts of the city still held by the rebels, large crowds gathered from before dawn awaiting evacuation.

Many spent the night in the street despite a storm, as they had fled from other areas and had nowhere to stay.

Tens of thousands of civilians have stayed on in the ever-shrinking rebel enclave for fear of arrest or torture by government forces.

Many more have fled to government-held districts or to territory controlled by Kurdish fighters.

The agreement was announced late on Tuesday as government forces were on the verge of recapturing all of east Aleppo, in rebel hands since 2012

The agreement was announced late on Tuesday as government forces were on the verge of recapturing all of east Aleppo, in rebel hands since 2012

An opposition official said there were 800 sick and wounded people requiring immediate medical evacuation from eastern Aleppo

An opposition official said there were 800 sick and wounded people requiring immediate medical evacuation from eastern Aleppo

Many spent the night in the street despite a storm, as they had fled from other areas and had nowhere to stay

Many spent the night in the street despite a storm, as they had fled from other areas and had nowhere to stay

Activists reported hearing cluster bombs exploding and warplanes flying overhead as they begged the outside world to intervene

Activists reported hearing cluster bombs exploding and warplanes flying overhead as they begged the outside world to intervene

One activist trapped in a rebel held area of Aleppo described dozens of casualties as the bombing continued this morning

One activist trapped in a rebel held area of Aleppo described dozens of casualties as the bombing continued this morning

Under the evacuation deal, both civilians and rebel fighters are to be transported to rebel-held territory elsewhere in northern Syria. 

The first stage will be the evacuation of civilians and wounded, within hours, and afterwards fighters will leave with their light weapons, said Yasser al-Youssef, of the Nureddin al-Zenki group.

Turkey said those leaving would be taken to Idlib, which is controlled by a powerful rebel alliance that includes Al-Qaedas former affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front.

Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said Turkey would set up a tent city to accommodate up to 80,000 Syrian refugees fleeing Aleppo.

Washington, which backs the opposition, said it had not been consulted on the deal but welcomed any arrangement that brought safety to the people of Aleppo.

US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power urged international supervision of the evacuation, expressing concern about people who wish to leave but who, justifiably, fear that, if they try, they will be shot in the street or carted off to one of Assads gulags.

ALEPPO UNDER SIEGE: TIMELINE OF A WAR-TORN CITY

Following are key dates in the battle for Syrias Aleppo where fierce fighting resumed on Wednesday in a blow to hopes for the peaceful evacuation of the last rebel-held areas.

Dragged into war

April-May, 2011: Thousands of students demonstrate in Aleppo, a northern city that had been spared the violent protests that erupted elsewhere in the country. The protests are swiftly crushed by security forces and rival students who back the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

July 20, 2012: Fierce fighting breaks out between the army and rebels of the Free Syrian Army, a group of armed civilians and army deserters, in several city districts.

- In August the same year, troops backed by heavy artillery and warplanes secure central Christian neighbourhoods after a two-week offensive.

After that, the city is divided between loyalist districts in the west, where around 1.2 million people live, and rebel-controlled areas in the east with a population of more than 250,000.

The Syrian governments capture of eastern Aleppo, held for more than four years by rebels, marks a horrific new chapter for Syrias largest city

The Syrian governments capture of eastern Aleppo, held for more than four years by rebels, marks a horrific new chapter for Syrias largest city

Barrel bombs

December 15, 2013: Regime air strikes drops barrel bombs on rebel districts, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The crude and imprecise bombs are made of TNT packed into oil drums that are dropped from the air.

Rebel tactics include firing rockets on government-held areas of the city.

Russian intervention

September 2015: Russia comes to the aid of Assads government, launching air strikes on Syria.

February 1, 2016: The regime launches an offensive against rebels in Aleppo province, backed by Hezbollah fighters and Russian aircraft.

July-August: Government forces cut the rebels last supply route into Aleppo, effectively placing east Aleppo under regime siege, with inhabitants hit by food and petrol shortages. Rebels make several attempts to break the siege, but aid does not get through.

September 22: After the end of a one-week ceasefire brokered by Russia and the United States, the Syrian army announces a major offensive to retake all rebel-held areas.

October 5: The United Nations declares Aleppos eastern districts besieged.

A man sits amid debris near Umayyad mosque, in the government-controlled area of Aleppo, during a media tour, Syria

A man sits amid debris near Umayyad mosque, in the government-controlled area of Aleppo, during a media tour, Syria

Blistering offensive

November 15: After almost a month of relative respite, regime forces, initially with Russian air support, launch a new assault to recapture the entire city. Rebel areas come under the heaviest bombardment for two years, with barrel bombs, shells and rockets.

November 26: The government announces that the district of Masaken Hanano - the largest rebel zone - has been recaptured.

December 6: Eight more districts in eastern Aleppo, including the strategic Shaar neighbourhood, fall into regime hands.

December 7: Rebels make a highly symbolic retreat from the Old City.

December 12: The army captures the Sheikh Saeed district in the southeast, giving it control of 90 percent of the onetime rebel sector.

December 13: The guns fall silent after regime-backer Russia and rebel-supporter Turkey broker an agreement for a ceasefire and the evacuation of thousands of civilians and fighters from the last remaining rebel districts.

December 14: Fierce fighting resumes after hours of calm, as the evacuation agreement is put on hold with the rival sides trading blamhile tens of thousands of civilians have already fled east Aleppo for government-held territory, others say they fear arrest or torture at the hands of the regime. 

The pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV broadcast on Wednesday footage of Syrian government buses idling at an agreed-on evacuation point. It was not immediately clear what has caused the delay.

The TV said it expected at least another couple of hours of delay. It said the buses are prepared to move 5,000 fighters and their families to Atareb, an opposition-held town in the northwestern Aleppo countryside.

The remains of a shell are pictured outside Aleppos historic citadel yesterday. A ceasefire deal has now been struck between the government and the rebels

The remains of a shell are pictured outside Aleppos historic citadel yesterday. A ceasefire deal has now been struck between the government and the rebels

Just 10 years ago, the same citadel was bustling with tourists and visitors after Aleppo was named as the Arab worlds Islamic cultural capital

Just 10 years ago, the same citadel was bustling with tourists and visitors after Aleppo was named as the Arab worlds Islamic cultural capital

The streets of the Old City of Aleppo are virtually unrecognisable after being bombarded by shells in some intense battles 

The streets of the Old City of Aleppo are virtually unrecognisable after being bombarded by shells in some intense battles 

The same street just seven years ago was a bustling shopping area filled with businesses and many cars on the road 

The same street just seven years ago was a bustling shopping area filled with businesses and many cars on the road 

Brita Haj Hassan, a Syrian opposition official living in exile, told The Associated Press from Luxemburg that the U.N. and other intermediaries had informed the opposition that the evacuation had been delayed until Thursday.

However, there was no comment from the government, the United Nations or aid groups on the ground. Haj Hassan, who is on the oppositions local council for Aleppo, said he blamed Russia and Iran for the delay.

The dramatic developments surrounding Aleppo - which would restore the remainder of what was once Syrias largest city to President Bashar Assads forces after months of heavy fighting and a crippling siege - followed reports of mass killings by government forces closing in on the final few blocks still held by the rebels.

ASHDOWN: WE MUST AVOID ANOTHER SREBRENICA

Paddy Ashdown has warned the West must move rapidly to prevent a repeat of the Srebrenica massacre in Aleppo. 

The former Liberal Democrat leader said the only leverage Western powers still had in Syria was to save 50,000 civilians trapped in the war-torn city.

Some 8,000 Muslim men and boys from the Srebrenica in what is now Bosnia and Herzegovina were slaughtered at the hands of Bosnian Serb forces amid the break up of Yugoslavia in 1995.

Lord Ashdown warned a similar atrocity must not be allowed to happen. 

Is this the end for Aleppo? Yes it is. But it must not be the end for the 50,000 people who are now trapped in four square miles, Lord Ashdown told the BBC.

The peer said the West must now use its power to intervene to stop mass slaughter.

It has leverage to do one thing now, and this has got to be the first priority of the entire Western effort, those 50,000 people, he said.

There must not be another Srebrenica. I remember the aftermath of that, I was in Bosnia when it happened, exactly the same conditions are now being repeated.

There is nothing else that matters in the next 24 hours and 36 hours than those 50,000 people trapped on those four square miles. We have got to get them out, and we have got to get them to safety.

Lord Ashdown said that a messy, rough and untidy peace deal could now be in the offing in the civil war.

Reza Afshar, former head of Syrian policy at the Foreign Office, who is diplomatic adviser to the Syrian opposition, told the BBC: The idea that the West doesnt have leverage to deal with this issue is simply wrong.

You create the leverage, and you create that by creating consequences for the actions that the Syrian government and the Russians are taking.

If you fire a cruise missile from a ship on to the end of a Syrian runway, I think their behaviour would change quite quickl.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the emergency meeting late on Tuesday that he had received credible reports of civilians killed by pro-government forces as they swept into the last rebel areas in Aleppo.

To the Assad regime, Russia and Iran -three member states behind the conquest of and carnage in Aleppo - you bear responsibility for these atrocities, said U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power.

Bashar al-Jaafari, Syrias U.N. ambassador, denied any mass killings or revenge attacks, but added it was Syrias constitutional right to go after terrorists, a reference to all opposition fighters.

Aleppo has been liberated from terrorists and those who toyed with terrorism, he said. Aleppo has returned to the nation.

Rupert Colville of the UN Human Rights Office said the organisation had credible reports that massacres were not the haphazard actions of bad militia.

He told BBC Radio Fours World At One: Its very hard to fully verify anything in such a chaotic and ghastly situation as this, but we do have some good sources who we have been dealing with for a long time now.

Several of the walls surrounding the UNESCO-listed building have been destroyed and fighters have been inspected looking on at the ruins

Several of the walls surrounding the UNESCO-listed building have been destroyed and fighters have been inspected looking on at the ruins

Syrian pro-government forces walking in the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo, which now lies in ruins

Syrian pro-government forces walking in the ancient Umayyad mosque in the old city of Aleppo, which now lies in ruins

Before the conflict in Syria, the Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo, also known as the Grand Mosque stood proudly in the city 

Before the conflict in Syria, the Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo, also known as the Grand Mosque stood proudly in the city 

The Great Mosque of Aleppo before the civil war, which was a UNESCO-listed ancient building and located in the citys old town

The Great Mosque of Aleppo before the civil war, which was a UNESCO-listed ancient building and located in the citys old town

And they have been giving us very balanced information, both about violations on the government side, but also by opposition fighters, so we are reasonably confident the information is sound.

This was Sunday/Monday, 82 civilians, whose names we have, individual names, including 11 women, and 13 children, who were shot, shot dead. Some in the street, some, apparently, just summarily executed, and some just shot inside buildings, in their homes, or in basements or cellars where they were sheltering

What I think is perhaps most sinister is - this I cant really confirm - there was indications, I would say, that there was some kind of plan here, that it wasnt just haphazard behaviour by bad militia or something.

For example, one large family, somewhere around 20 individuals, were targeted and shot in two different locations, two different districts, so that sounds too much to be coincidental - that sounds like a plan.

Asked if the killings amounted to war crimes, Mr Colville said: Yeah, I mean, its up to a court to decide a war crime, whos responsible, and evidence, and so on and so forth, but, yes, summary executions, torture, these kind of crimes are very serious international crimes.

 

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