DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 A.M.) – Several civilians and militants exited the besieged neighborhoods of east Aleppo on Monday after reaching one of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) humanitarian checkpoints.
“Ten civilians and seven militants have left Aleppo’s besieged districts,” the Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its daily news bulletin posted on the Russian Defense Ministry’s official website.
The Syrian Arab Army and their Russian counterparts have setup several humanitarian corridors around the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo; however, many civilians wanting to leave face violent reprisals from the jihadist rebels ruling the area.
In fact, dozens of civilians have protested the jihadist rebels in east Aleppo recently, demanding the latter release humanitarian aid to the beleaguered people.
With the battle in east Aleppo heating up, the need for humanitarian aid will become imperative for the people trapped behind the jihadist front-lines; especially, during the winter months.