During the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) capture of the Hanano district in northeastern Aleppo on Saturday, around 600 local residents were able to escape rebel-held Aleppo.

Although several instances of small groups enduring the same journey have surfaced in recent weeks, this marks the first large batch of civilians who have safely reached government-held Aleppo safely. On Tuesday, 48 civilians also left rebel-held districts.

The Russian Ministry of Defence has accused Islamist rebels of using Aleppo’s civilians as human shields, denying locals access to the newly established humanitarian corridors.

In one case earlier today, a Syrian soldier was reunited with his family for the first time since the summer of 2012:

Estimates vairy greatly regarding the civilian population in rebel-held districts of Aleppo; between 40,000 and 275,000 civilians are said to be trapped inside the rebel pocket.

Share this article:
  • 668
ALSO READ  New satellite image reveals aftermath of Israeli attack on southeast Aleppo: photo
Student currently living in Denmark. Special focus on news from Syria, MENA map-making and strategical military analysis.

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Daeshbags Sux
Rookie Mentor
Daeshbags Sux
2016-11-26 23:45

Great! Let’s hope many more will be able to get out of the war-zone!