Minister of health in the Syrian interim government Mohammad Jundi said that the brutal onslaught on Aleppo by the Assad regime, Russia, and the Iranian militias continues unabated in an unprecedented military escalation that began three weeks ago.
Local activists said that at least 56 civilians were killed in Russian and Assad regime airstrikes on besieged eastern Aleppo and its countryside on Friday. The most intense airstrikes targeted the neighborhoods of Jalloum and Ma’adi as well as the town of Deir Jamal in rural Aleppo. The victims, mostly women and children, included 25 civilians who were displaced from the neighborhood of Jalloum.
Over 1,000 civilians have been killed and thousands more injured in the ongoing ferocious assault on eastern Aleppo since it was launched on November 15.
“Medical workers in eastern Aleppo are unable to provide treatment for the injured as a result of the acute shortages of essential medical supplies and lack of necessary medical equipment,” Jundi said.
Jundi appealed to the United Nations and human rights organizations to exercise pressure on the Russia and the Assad regime to stop the indiscriminate bombardment on Aleppo, pointing out that Russia’s claims about a halt to the bombing on Aleppo are sheer deception.
Jundi warned that the constant bombardment of Aleppo is aimed at forcing the people of Aleppo out of their homes and change the demography of the city in a repeat of what the Assad regime has done in the Damascus suburbs and Homs province. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office)