Latest news from Aleppo, Syria

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Lebanese Hezbollah members executing Syrian men

Lina Shami from Aleppo: Iran militias executed four Aleppo men

Continuing her reports from Aleppo, activist Lina Shami recently said elements of Iran on the ground have executed four men from Aleppo.

“Iran has violated all agreements. Its elements, including the Lebanese Hezbollah, directed a convoy from the besieged area of Aleppo to the western side where other regime elements were stationed. After passing through the first checkpoints where Russian troops were stationed the convoy was directed to the next checkpoint belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah. This shocked all the convoy passengers as this was never part of the agreement,” Shami reported on Saturday, December 17th.

“The Lebanese Hezbollah forced Red Cross representatives out of the area and brought in an armored vehicle to block the road. Then they brought two heavy machine guns and ordered all the men out of the convoy. They forced them to strip their clothes and lay on the ground. Hezbollah members then executed four of the men,” she added.

“They also confiscated all personal belongings such as personal documents and mobile phones. We are asking for international observers and U.N. to accompany all the civilian and rebel convoys to ensure each and every person is evacuated safely out of Aleppo,” Shami reported.

“At night the convoy abducted by the Lebanese Hezbollah was returned to the besieged area. They also returned the bodies of the four executed men… 20 minutes later a Russian officer and ICRC members arrived at the checkpoint and negotiations began. It was clear Russia cannot stick to any agreement or control Iran’s measures… People are in total fear. They cannot trust any statements anymore,” Shami continued.

 

Women & Children of Aleppo: Revolution will be victorious, we will return

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Syrian children evacuating Aleppo

Aleppo civilians are expressing their feelings as they are forced to depart their beloved city.

“We have been forced to leave Aleppo. We were never afraid of the air strikes. No, we endured the air strikes for 6 years. We evacuated the city to protect our loved ones from the Bashar Assad regime. They will not be able to attack our loved ones… God willing we will return. We are victorious. We left Aleppo with our heads high and will return with our heads high,” a Syrian woman said.

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“I have no emotions. We have no house. No shelter, no nothing. We have become like the Palestinians. No home, no country… all the countries betrayed us and we had to evacuate. We will return, God willing, and we will rebuild everything ourselves… God willing all the youths will return under one flag,” an old man said.

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“We departed the city with our heads high. We never saw any Syrian military on the way here. They were all either Russians or Iranian militias… They ordered us to depart the bus, and we refused. God willing we will return,” another man from Aleppo said.

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The scenes of youths and children departing Aleppo break the heart of all freedom-lovers. They are forced to leave their homes with tears in their eyes, with their fate unknown, similar to the millions of other Syrians displaced across the globe…However, what is seen in each and every one of them, in their emotions, is their hope to return to their home country. They send this message in any possible way, even through their eyes.

“Our revolution will be victorious. We will return,” they say.

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“We may have departed Aleppo, but when we grow up we will return and free Aleppo. God willing we will return to free Aleppo. My sisters and I, all of us,” said a child from Aleppo.

“Wait till we grow up. We will return as youths and free our Aleppo,” said another child.

“A world war was imposed completely on a province called Aleppo,” said a Syrian man.

“God willing we will return, returning our dignity and human pride to Aleppo,” said a young man from Aleppo.

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Oh Aleppo, we shall return
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