Aleppo civilians shot on the spot: UN

Rebels, who have held east Aleppo for four years, are on the brink of defeat.

Aleppo civilians shot on the spot: UN

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.

"Every hour, butcheries are carried out," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding evidence to earlier reports from the United Nations of atrocities against a large number of civilians.

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

"The residents were unable to retrieve them due to the intense bombardment and their fear of being shot on sight."
Terrified residents slept in the streets after Syrian soldiers forced them from their homes, Aleppo resident and journalist Karam al Masri told CNN. The self-styled Syria Civil Defense volunteer rescue group has been quoted as saying that the bodies of the dead filled the streets as bombing continued.

In the posts which cause goosbumps to those beyond the rebel-held Aleppo, the groups said, "We hear children crying, we hear calls for help, but we just can't do anything."

An Aleppo resident tweeted, "This is a call and might be the last call. Save Aleppo people. Save my daughter and other children." Another described the situation inside the city as "doomsday." "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.

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.

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