The Civil Defense Corps and the provincial council in Aleppo called for urgent action to protect the Castello road, the last supply route to the rebel-held parts of the city. The road has been coming under airstrikes by regime forces and rocket and mortar shelling by the militias of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the last few days.
In a joint statement released on Wednesday, the Civil Defense Corps and Aleppo provincial council said that that the targeting of the Castello road threatens cutting off fuel and humanitarian aid to Aleppo. They added that the road has been effectively cut off due to constant bombardment since Monday.
The Castello road and the area near the Aljandoul roundabout were hit by barrel bombs earlier today. A civilian was killed and many more wounded in shelling by the YPG militias on the road.
Regime forces and their allied militias lay sieges on dozens of cities and towns across Syria and prevent aid convoys from entering those areas, as was the case in the town of Daraya in rural Damascus recently. Regime forces continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions 2254 and 2165 as well as the “cessation of hostilities” agreement which all call for lifting the sieges, allowing access for humanitarian aid, stopping attacks on civilians and releasing detainees. (Source: Syrian Coalition)