Thousands of Syrians took to the streets in many towns and cities across Syria on Friday to denounce the war crimes being committed by the Assad regime and Russia as well as the Iranian-backed foreign militias in Aleppo. Demonstrators held placards expressing rage for Aleppo and chanted slogans denouncing “the international silence” over such crimes.
Aleppo and its countryside have been subjected to ferocious onslaught by the Assad regime and Russian forces since November 15. Over 750 people, mostly women and children, have so far been killed and thousands more injured in the ongoing bombing campaign on the city and its countryside.
Shaam News Network said that the biggest demonstrations came out in the towns Maart Alnouman, Hazarin, Addana, Ma’arret Hurma, Sarmin, Haas, and Aqrabat in rural Idlib. Demonstrators called on the Free Syrian Army groups to unify and put aside their differences.
Activists also posted photos and videos of demonstrations in other areas across Syria, including the town of Alatareb west of Aleppo, Rastan north of Homs, and Douma and Saqba in Rural Damascus.
Residents of the Atmah camp for the internally displaced people on the border with Turkey demonstrated in the camp holding placards urging all FSA and rebel groups to close ranks in the battle against the Assad regime and its allies.
In Turkey, meanwhile, thousands of demonstrators in the Turkish city of Istanbul denounced the Russian aggression on Syria and the crimes being committed in Aleppo and other Syrian cities and towns.
Most of the placards and slogans held on Friday showed solidarity and rage for Aleppo while denouncing FSA disunity and urging the FSA and rebel groups to ignite all battlefronts to ease pressure on Aleppo. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office + Al Jazeera)