Aleppo civilians shot on the spot: UN
Rebels, who have held east Aleppo for four years, are on the brink of defeat.
In another of horrifying tales from rebel-held Aleppo, United Nations Human Rights Office informed that in four areas 82 civilians have been shot on the spot, which included 11 women and 13 children.
According to the reports, Government forces are now in control of most of eastern Aleppo, which had been held by rebels for four years, and there are several reports of mass executions. CNN quoted activists as saying that anyone with links to the rebels who seized control of the enclave in 2012 is being hunted down.
Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children, the UN said.
A spokesman of Human rights office said it looked like there had been a "complete meltdown of humanity in Aleppo". Rebels, who have held east Aleppo for four years, are on the brink of defeat.
Thousands of people are reportedly trapped in the last remaining neighbourhoods still in rebel hands, facing intense bombardment as pro-government troops advance.
Both the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have appealed to Syria and its ally Russia to end the bombardment and allow civilians a safe passage out.
UN human rights spokesman Rupert Colville informed about the grave atrocities at a news conference in Geneva. "Yesterday evening, we received further deeply disturbing reports that numerous bodies were lying on the streets," he was quoted as saying by BBC.
"The residents were unable to retrieve them due to the intense bombardment and their fear of being shot on sight."
Rebel groups held eastern Aleppo for more than four years after the Arab Spring uprising and a Syrian regime siege on the area had essentially cut it off from the outside world, sparking a humanitarian crisis there.