Activists said that rebel and FSA fighters delivered the first batch of aid convoys to the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo via the Ramousah road on Sunday. A major rebel and FSA offensive succeeded in breaking the siege regime forces and allied foreign militias imposed on the liberated parts of Aleppo since early July. Nearly 300,000 civilians were trapped in the city’s eastern half after regime forces cut off the Castello road, then the only road in and out of the liberated areas.
Residents in eastern Aleppo poured to the streets to celebrate the breaking of the siege on the city. Hundreds of civilians took to the streets in the neighborhood of the Alsha’ar, chanting slogans of the Syrian revolution and waving the flag of the revolution. They denounced the indiscriminate bombardment by regime forces on Aleppo, saluting rebel and FSA fighters who defeated regime forces in what they called “the Great Battle of Aleppo.”
President of the Syrian Coalition Anas Alabdah on Saturday welcomed the recent advances made by rebel and FSA fighters “who are fighting to liberate Syria from the Assad regime and the allied foreign militias.”
Alabdah pointed out that the spectacular gains made by rebel and FSA fighters are a clear message to the Assad regime, Iran and Russia that they will not be able to defeat the Syrian people or dictate the terms of a settlement.
Russia has been seeking to force civilians in the liberated parts of Aleppo out of their homes through the deliberate and repeated targeting of medical facilities and vital civilian facilities as well as the establishment of so-called safe exit passages for residents in the city, Alabdah said. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)