The Assad regime on Tuesday morning committed a horrific massacre in the neighborhood of Bab Alnairab killing at least 25 civilians, mostly women and children. The victims were hit by airstrikes while trying to escape the eastern neighborhoods on foot. Dozens more were injured.
The Syrian Coalition condemned this heinous crime, holding the international community responsible as it has so far failed to take action to protect civilians or stop the onslaught on Aleppo.
A total 54 civilians were killed in airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russian air forces on Aleppo and its countryside on Tuesday, including 9 in the neighborhood Alsaliheen, 8 in Ansari, 5 in Almiyassar, 3 and Karm Albeiq, and 1 in each of the districts of Marjah, Aliza’a, and Salah Addin. Regime aircraft also bombed a medicine factory in the town of Mansoura in rural Aleppo.
“The massacre came amid complete international silence over the brutal onslaught by the Assad regime as well as its Russian and Iranian allies on the besieged eastern Aleppo where hundreds of civilians have been killed over the past few days in deliberate bombardment on residential areas,” the Coalition said.
The Coalition highly commended the “steadfastness and courage being shown by civilians, members of the civil defense, and FSA fighters in Aleppo who have not spared any effort to repel the aggression by the Assad regime and Russia on their city.” (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)