UN: 82 civilians shot on the spot in Aleppo

Syrian pro-government forces have been entering homes in eastern Aleppo and killing those inside, including women and children, the UN says.

The UN’s human rights office said it had reliable evidence that in four areas 82 civilians were shot on sight.

“We’re filled with the deepest foreboding for those who remain in this last hellish corner” of eastern Aleppo, said spokesman Rupert Colville.

… At a news conference in Geneva, Mr Colville gave details of atrocities reportedly carried out by pro-government troops – admitting it was impossible to verify their accuracy.

He said that of the 82 civilians reportedly shot, 11 were women and 13 were children.

“Yesterday evening, we received further deeply disturbing reports that numerous bodies were lying on the streets,” Mr Colville added.

“The residents were unable to retrieve them due to the intense bombardment and their fear of being shot on sight.”

Source: ncr-iran.org

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