On Tuesday, “The United Nations said it had received credible reports that forces loyal to the Syrian government were gunning down civilians trying to flee and killing residents in their homes,” The New York Times reports.
The UN estimated the civilian death toll for eastern capital city Aleppo has reached 82, only the latest killings in the brutal four-plus-year-long civil war between President Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces, which has left thousands displaced and started the worldwide refugee crisis.
Russian diplomat Vitaly Churkin said “the government had re-established control over the last areas of the city held by rebels. The announcement, if confirmed, brings to an end more than four years of vicious fighting,” the BBC reports.
Read some tweets from residents of Aleppo in the gallery above. Our prayers are with them.
Sorrow In Syria: 10 Heartbreaking Tweets From Aleppo Residents was originally published on globalgrind.com
1. One man from Aleppo says, “We might survive, yet we still need your prayers.”
Understand this. I can't simply surrender and being captive. I am speaking out and this is a crime. I might then ask death and not got it.— @Mr.Alhamdo (@Mr_Alhamdo) December 12, 2016
I would like to thank all the humans whose stood for the humanity with our case, i will never forget you if we passed to the other life— Monther Etaky (@montheretaky) December 12, 2016
4. The chairman for the Syrian parliament in Aleppo speaks out.
We will make sure that the terror backing French gov will not have any role in the upcoming reconstruction process in Syria.— Fares Shehabi (@ShehabiFares) December 13, 2016
5. God bless.
It is the doomsday inside Aleppo. Bombs bombs are over the head of civilians. people are running running but don't know where to go.— @Mr.Alhamdo (@Mr_Alhamdo) December 12, 2016