Regime Warplanes Carry Out ‘Massacre’ on East Aleppo’s Displaced

Airstrikes target displaced civilians in the Bab al-Nayran district of Aleppo, killing scores and injuring dozens, activists report

Regime warplanes on Tuesday afternoon carried out a number of airstrikes on civilian homes and displaced people from Aleppo’s eastern districts, killing scores and wounding dozens of civilians at a time when a fierce battle was ongoing between regime forces and rebel groups on a number of western fronts.

Wael Mohamed, an activist in Aleppo, told ARA News that “Warplanes from the regime forces fired a number of missiles carrying parachutes at the homes into which people had fled from the eastern districts toward the Bab al-Nayran district in Aleppo, causing 28 deaths and wounding dozens, most of them women and children. The Civil Defense team is still working to remove the rubble and look for survivors.”

He added: “Those killed were displaced people from the districts of Al-Halak, Baedeen, Hanano Housing and Al-Intharat, which the Syrian Democratic Forces took control of two days ago.

From another angle, the battle is still ongoing between regime forces and fighters from Fatah Halab (Aleppo Victory) inside the Jamiat al-Zahara district in a new attempt by regime forces to advance into this neighborhood, during which fighters from Fatah Halab managed to destroy a 23mm artillery gun and a 14.5mm artillery gun.

Several “massacres” have resulted from the advance of regime forces into the districts of eastern Aleppo as part of a “genocidal” policy which regime forces are pursuing inside the city in light of the silence of the international community, according to observers.

This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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