The FSA-affiliated Fatah Aleppo operations room called on civilians in the regime-held parts of Aleppo to remain indoors and to avoid being anywhere near military positions and checkpoints set up by the Assad regime in the city for fear of their safety.
In a statement released on Friday, the Fatah Aleppo operations room vowed they would protect “the blood, honor, and property” of the residents of Aleppo, stressing that this has been and will always be “their most fundamental duty.”
The statement urged rebel and FSA fighters participating in the ongoing offensive to break the siege on Aleppo to respect laws of war and avoid harming civilians. It called on friendly countries to step up support for the Syrian people in this critical stage of the revolution and help them defeat tyranny, which is the root cause of terror around the world.
Spokesman for the FSA-affiliated Alshamiya Front Mohammad Alahmad on Friday repeated his offer of amnesty to pro-regime militants fighting in Aleppo if they surrendered to rebel and FSA fighters. Alahmad told Smart News Network that rebel and FSA groups had already established safe passages for pro-regime militants who decide to surrender, adding that there are increasing defections among the Assad regime militias.
Rebel and FSA fighters late on Friday managed to break into the Artillery College, one of the largest regime bastions in southern Aleppo. The rebel and FSA offensive aims to break the siege regime forces and allied foreign militias have imposed on over 300,000 civilians in the eastern parts of Aleppo since early July. (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)