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More Residents Flee Aleppo’s Eastern Neighborhoods Toward Syrian Army Posts

Residents tell of Nusra Front fighters keeping residents captive for over two months before attempting to prevent locals from leaving the city
More Residents Flee Aleppo’s Eastern Neighborhoods Toward Syrian Army Posts

More people continue to flee the terrorist-besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city, as dozens of citizens along with kidnapped people arrived Tuesday at Syrian army posts in the Jisr al-Hajj area after managing to escape.

“I had been held by [Nusra Front] terrorists for two and a half months before they transferred us to al-Burjyat… where we stayed for about 15 days,” one of the kidnapped, who is from the Halk area, said.

He indicated that Nusra Front terrorists killed a number of people and took others to the countryside, noting that the group burned food stores and vehicles transporting food supplies inside the eastern neighborhoods.

Another resident who also managed to flee the neighborhoods said: “I am sick and I need to be hospitalized… I came here to check on my house, and I pleaded to the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to allow me to depart the neighborhoods and they agreed, yet the terrorists prevented me from exiting.”

Terrorist groups also burned residents’ identity cards and official documents, according to one of the kidnapped, who also confirmed that the terrorists had confiscated the food supplies.

This article was 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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