Syria Civil Unrest - Page 9
Aleppo civilians facing death plead, 'Oh God, help us'
Desperate Syrians trapped in besieged eastern Aleppo see death on their doorstep and are describing what may be their final moments in social media posts and telephone calls. "At home waiting for the inevitable fate that Allah wills," Salah Al-Ashkar, 28, said, his voice quaking as Syrian government forces moved in to reclaim the last portions of Aleppo held by rebel forces. "I can't see what is happening in street, but I hear bombs approaching," Salah Al-Ashkar, a graduate of the University of Aleppo, told USA TODAY. "There is no safe building left." Al-Ashkar said Syrian troops were executing civilians on the streets, including women and children, a claim others have reported to the United Nations and activists in Aleppo. Ref. USAToday.