150 Civilians Flee from Eastern Aleppo

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150 more civilians could escape the militant-held districts of Eastern Aleppo and arrived at army posts on Satuday.

After the Syrian army and its allies intensified their operations in Eastern Aleppo, more civilians, who were used as human shields by the militants, could flee from the region.

Local sources said that repeated protest rallies held in the Eastern parts of Aleppo against the terrorists have emboldened residents to gather their courage to flee to government-controlled areas, despite the dangers threatening them by the militant groups.

The militants have planted mines and stationed snipers at the gates of the 6 corridors established by the army for the civilians to leave the war zone. Many people have been killed as they were trying to escape the city.

On Friday, a 23-member group of civilians left Eastern Aleppo. The group comprised of civilian residents of Hanano Housing Project district, mostly women and children. Hanano was captured by the army on Saturday afternoon.

Also, a sum of 10 civilians and seven militants managed to flee the Eastern districts of Aleppo on Tuesday, and reached a Syrian army post outside the city.

Moreover, the two families comprising 10 civilians escaped the terrorist-controlled areas via Hananou region on Sunday.

They disclosed that they had tried many times to exit Eastern Aleppo, but every time they were blocked by the terrorist groups, adding that the terrorists blocked civilians’ access to food and medicine to force them to join the militant groups as people were living in very difficult conditions.

They also stressed that the people in the terrorist-controlled areas cannot escape; “if they could no one would stay there”. “Militants have closed off all roads and corridors to the outside world to use people as human shields.”

A newly-released video also showed that a team of Syrian and Russian forces carried out a rescue operation to save two families fleeing from the Eastern districts of Aleppo city.

The video shows ten civilians who managed to leave the Eastern districts of Hananou, were rescued by the Russian and Syrian forces.

“Details of this operation are secrets due to security reasons. Terrorists are monitoring any moves even at night time and open fire at any detected target immediately,” a field source said.

“Although, one does not need to go a long distance to leave this regions (militant-held neighborhoods), but the large number of militants and their 24-hour-long guards have made any attempt to escape the city a dangerous move,” the source went on to say.

The Arabic service of RT said in a report that this operation was the first of a kind to rescue civilians in the Eastern districts of Aleppo, adding that a series of similar operation will be carried out to rescue more people from the Eastern parts of the city.

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