Intense fighting in war-torn Aleppo has virtually made it impossible for thousands of civilians to leave the ravaged city as the evacuation deal brokered by Turkey and Russia appeared increasingly fragile. The deal would have possibly ended years of fighting in the city, in what could be the biggest victory for the Syria’s Bashar al Assad.
But this was not to be.
A recently brokered ceasefire deal between the Syrian government and rebels collapsed today, with fighter aircrafts pounding opposition’s densely crowded enclave east of the city. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar Assad had said that western countries are seeking a ceasefire to ‘the terrorists’. He added that the ceasefire was to stop Syrian government’s advance in the city and save the terrorists.
As innocent civilians continue to suffer the worst kind of repression, torture, displacement and genocide, people from across the world express anguish and offer their silent prayers on social media to whoever cares to listen. Maybe, tomorrow will be too late for the people of Aleppo.
Here are some reactions on social media:
Latest drone footage out of east Aleppo. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/sCaKoc9uHn
— Omar Ghabra (@omarghabra) December 9, 2016
— Tamer Turkmane (@Tamer_Turkmane) December 14, 2016
Aleppo: Before, After pic.twitter.com/l4CgolTNH5
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) December 14, 2016
Massacre in Zebdia in #Aleppo area as a result of the cluster air sticks
Mostly women & Children, we don’t & can’t go to rescue them.
— Zouhir_AlShimale (@ZouhirAlShimale) December 14, 2016
Dear world, there’s intense bombing right now. Why are you silent? Why? Why? Why? Fear is killing me & my kids. – Fatemah #Aleppo
— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) December 14, 2016
#Aleppo signifies the end of humanity. Shame on all of us.
— roshni ghosh (@roshghosh) December 14, 2016
If you pray please pray for the children of #Aleppo tonight. Read up on what’s been happening, hug your families tighter.
— Mariah Leonard (@mariahlleonard) December 14, 2016
Pray, be angry, be heartbroken, but don’t turn away. #Aleppo
— سامرSamer. (@WaladShami) December 14, 2016
Aleppo: Before, After. pic.twitter.com/lKEPl6KxXd
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) December 13, 2016
— LEBRON (@iLebron23) December 13, 2016