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Regime Helicopters Drop Leaflets West of Aleppo Calling on Civilians to “Depart”

Ahead of an expected push by the Syrian army, leaflets have been dropped calling on civilians to leave the area to avoid being used as human shields writes Hashtag Syria.
Regime Helicopters Drop Leaflets West of Aleppo Calling on Civilians to “Depart”

On Sunday, Syrian army helicopters dropped leaflets over the Idleb and Aleppo countrysides telling civilians living in areas controlled by the al-Nusra Front and other terrorist organizations to leave and head towards humanitarian crossings to enter government-controlled territory.

According to the Al-Alam channel, the leaflets bore messages to residents of areas under the control of terrorist organizations, appealing to them to leave and make their way to the humanitarian crossings that the government has prepared in the countryside of the two governorates, and which will be ready to receive them on Monday, following the provision of all medical and nutritional requirements needed by civilians departuring from areas controlled by armed groups.

The leaflets dropped by the Syrian army assured civilians that terrorist organizations will try to use human shields to prevent the Syrian army’s advance, and that the decision to cleanse the area of these murderous terrorists had been taken and was now irreversible. It called on civilians to help the army achieve its victory against terrorism.

Three humanitarian crossings are scheduled to open on Monday in the Idleb and Aleppo countrysides to facilitate civilians in crossing from the areas where military operations may occur in the coming days. The Syrian government intends to open these crossings under the direct supervision of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria. To this end, it has equipped three corridors in the Idleb and Aleppo countrysides. Assad regime helicopters dropped leaflets in areas under the control of the opposition factions west of Aleppo, asking civilians to leave the area through the three crossings announced by the Russian Ministry of Defense on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the army also sent military reinforcements to the front lines in Aleppo’s western countryside. It is expected to start its new offensive in the west and south of Aleppo in the coming weeks, as a large force has been assembled inside the province.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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