Syrian government forces have been accused of killing civilians to remove the rebels by going house to house. According to the League of Nations, President Bashar al-Assad’s army killed at least 82 people at 4 areas of east Aleppo. The dead included 11 women and 13 children.
A leader of a rebel group said to the news agency that rebels and ordinary people has signed an agreement with the Syria government to leave east of Aleppo within a few hours, in mediation with Russia and Turkey.
The US is concerned about the situation in Aleppo. However, the Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said today that on December 4, three Islamic State (IS) militant leaders have been killed by security force bombs in Syria’s Raka. Two of those, Salah Eddine Gormat and Sammy Jediu were involved in Paris attack plot. The third one, Walid Hamman was accused of a failed attack on Belgium. Cook said, “They were planning attack on Western countries.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is dissatisfied with people losing their lives in that way. Syrian army said yesterday that the fight to recapture Aleppo from rebels is about to end. At least tens of thousands of people were detained in the eastern city of Aleppo. According to human rights observers, soldiers launched search operation in newly occupied areas by going into houses. Many have been shot on sight. According to UN spokesman Rupert Colville, “There are numerous bodies lying in the streets of Aleppo. Constant air bombing continues. As a result, local people are not coming even to rescue the bodies.”
A video on Twitter showed that a burning woman screams, body of a young man rub with blood lying near her.
A report said since the start of the civil war in Syria in March 2011, three and a half million people have lost their lives. Ninety thousand of them are civilians.