Syrian pro-government forces have carried out at least 82 execution-style killings of civilians in recent days, including women and children, the UN said Tuesday, citing credible reports from the ground as reported by SBS.
The United Nations human rights office said it had received reports of “pro-government forces killing at least 82 civilians including 11 women and 13 children in four different neighbourhoods in eastern Aleppo,” spokesman Rupert Colville told reporters in Geneva.
He added their could be “many more”, and voiced deep fear of retribution against thousands of civilians still believed to be holed up in a “hellish corner” of less than a square kilometre of opposition-held areas.
But let’s get one thing straight, here is what Muhammad Waqas says on his Facebook page:
#Aleppo did not fall. Aleppo resisted. Aleppo fought. Aleppo looked evil straight in the eye and did not bow down. Aleppo gave its blood sweat and tears. Aleppo stood up to the Pharaoh of this age and did not surrender. Aleppo was starved, bombed, raped, mutilated, tortured, mocked, but, Aleppo stood. Aleppo. Did. Not. Fall.
Humanity fell. The world looked on as evil ripped apart the heart of Aleppo. The very same world which said never again after Hitler, stood and watched silently as Aleppo bled. Aleppo will forever live on far beyond this worthless earth. The innocent martyrs, the men, women, children, young and old of Aleppo will leave behind a legacy of resistance. The rest of us will just be an example of cowardice…
Aleppo. Did. Not. Fall. Humanity fell.
— Hasib N (@ahasnoor) December 13, 2016
Here are the some of the last messages coming through by those reporting:
This is heartbreaking:
My name is Bana, I'm 7 years old. I am talking to the world now live from East #Aleppo. This is my last moment to either live or die. – Bana
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 13, 2016
All those who could have done something but rather stood by and let the massacre continued will be held accountable:
West. Your utter inability to act is on display again. You knew what would happen in Aleppo. What did you do? You talked about it.
— Soviet Sergey (@SovietSergey) December 13, 2016
— بحر الاشواق (@slman210) December 13, 2016
Let’s continue praying. Let’s continue creating awareness. Let’s continue changing our condition.
Almighty. Protect #Aleppo where brutality is at its worst. Men, women & children being massacred. We pray for them in these horrible times
— Mufti Ismail Menk (@muftimenk) December 13, 2016
❝And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror].❞