The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was informed by reliable sources the last batch of people who got out today after changing their decision of staying in the square have now crossed the regime forces’ controlled areas via Ramouseh crossing, which was controlled by the factions in the southwestern section of the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, and headed towards al-Rashedin area in the western countryside of Aleppo, it is expected to reach al-Rashedin in a short time, and the activists of the Observatory in the square which was under the control of factions, in al-Rashedin area and in Ramouseh crossing were able to monitor the exit of out about 27 thousand people, including more than 7 thousand fighters, who left this square last Thursday until this moment, where the last batch of civilians and fighters exited Wednesday evening leaving the square towards the western countryside, after that hundreds of remaining families in this square (which includes the neighborhoods of al-Mashhad and Ansari and parts of al-Sekkary, al-Zebdiyyeh, Salahuddin and Seif al-Dawla in the southwest of the eastern Aleppo) decided to be displaced rather than stay in this square.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also learned that the Special Forces members of the regime, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the gunmen loyal to them started deploying in this square, which was under the control of factions, and they will start the inspections in the coming hours.
While the exit and move of the last batch out of the factions’ controlled areas towards the western countryside a little while ago, was coincides with the release of the 2 detained buses in the western countryside, they exited dawn of yesterday in a group of eight buses, six of them were released earlier, where so far about 900 people exited Al-Fu’ah and Kafriya towns although the number that was agreed upon is out 2500 people to get out of Al-Fu’ah and Kafriya in exchange for the completion of the displacement process out of the factions’ square in Aleppo city, where reliable sources confirmed to the Syrian observatory for human rights that the detaining process is an attempt by regional parties to achieve gains through disabling the completion of the agreement, and to provoke the Iranians, to put pressure on the Turks, who have gone too far in the Russian – Turkish – Iranian agreement about Aleppo, Al-Fu’ah, Kafriya and Madaya, after the Turkish promises which were presented to Iran through putting pressure on the fighters and allowing the transfer of 4 thousand people from Al-Fu’ah and Kafriya, including orphans and sick people, regardless of what happened of Russian acceleration to complete the displacement of Aleppo before the arrival of UN Observers to Aleppo.
It is noteworthy that so far it is not clear the reasons behind changing their decision, whether they were persuaded by international and local organizations to displace out of fear of being harmed, arrested or assaulted by the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities, or there are reasons hidden until now for this sudden decision for hundreds of families, after the completion of the after the exit of all fighters and leaving their guard points and headquarters in the square, and boarding buses or private cars on their way to the outside of the square towards the crossing area yesterday evening on Wednesday the 21st of December 2016, thus the regime forces backed by gunmen loyal to them of Syrian nationality, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Iranian Revolutionary Guards and other gunmen of non-Syrian nationalities have regain control of the entire city of Aleppo with the exception of points controlled by factions and take as positions in Jam’eyyat al-Zahra’a neighborhood at the Western outskirts of Aleppo city, and the neighborhood of Shekh Maqsoud and areas controlled by YPG and SDF in the north of Aleppo city, after 1612 days of control by the rebel and Islamic factions on the eastern side of Aleppo city, which is after 4 years and 5 months, and which was started by the factions in the 21st of July 2012, by attack under the leadership of the martyr Abdel Qader Saleh, the commander of Al-Tawhid Brigade, which began by controlling Masaken Hanano neighborhood and other areas in the eastern part of Aleppo city, and being able to besiege regime forces’ controlled areas in Aleppo city, during the first half of the year 2013, until Iran helped the regime to lift the siege and reopen the road of Aleppo – Khanasser, and regain control of al-Sfireh town in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo.
And the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 21452 Syrian civilian citizens killed in Aleppo province, since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011 until today the 21st of December 2016, the date of restoring control of Aleppo by Bashar al-Assad’s regime and parties loyal to him, and within the total number of civilian casualties there are 5261 children under the age of eighteen and 2777 citizen women over the age of eighteen in Aleppo province, they were killed by bombing by regime’s warplanes and the Russian warplanes, dropping barrel bombs by helicopters, the shelling by the regime forces, regime’s snipers and militiamen loyal to them, regime’s security detentions, bombing by warplanes of the International Coalition, bullets, shells and hands of the factions of the Syria Democratic Forces, and at the “Islamic State’s” hands, planted mines, shells and bullets, and bullets of the Turkish border guards, and other conditions.
While since the start of the bombing escalation on Aleppo city in the 22nd of April 2016, after the collapse of the first truce announced in late February, and until yesterday night the 21st of December 2016, the date of regime’s regain of control of Aleppo city with the exception of points and locations controlled by the factions in western outskirts of the city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 2872 casualties of Aleppo city and people who were living in it, including 630 children under the age of eighteen and 330 citizen women over the age of eighteen, they were killed by shelling by the Russian west and the regime’s warplanes and helicopters using bombs, barrel bombs and missiles, accompanied by heavy shelling by the regime forces with artillery, rockets and tank shells, in addition to the fall of the shells on regime forces’ controlled areas in Aleppo city and on areas at Sheikh Maqsood neighborhood, which is controlled by the YPG, resulted in the injury of more than 16 thousand people and some of them had permanent disabilities and deformities.
Among the total number of casualties documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights there are 1607 casualties including 300 children and 139 citizen women killed as a result of hundreds of airstrikes carried out by Russian warplanes and helicopters of the regime on most of the eastern neighborhoods controlled by the factions in Aleppo city, and the bombing resulted in the destruction and damage of hundreds of homes, property of citizens and buildings in the targeted neighborhoods, in addition to the injury of thousands of people including hundreds of children and women.
Also it rose to 282 civilians including 60 children and 24 citizen women (one of them is an old woman) the number of people who were documented by the Syrian Observatory in shelling by the regime forces with artillery, tanks and mortars shells, and believed to be ground-to-ground on areas in the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city.
Also the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 923 civilian citizens, including 255 children under the age of eighteen, and 158 citizen women above the age of eighteen, they were killed in the fall of tens of shells and local-made rockets and explosive gas cylinders on places controlled by the regime forces in the western neighborhoods of Aleppo, in addition to injuring hundreds of people, including citizen women and children, and it also caused physical damage to the property of citizens.
While 40 citizens were killed, including 9 children and 4 citizen women in shelling by the rebel and Islamic factions on areas in the neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsood which has a Kurdish-majority and controlled by YPG in Aleppo.
And 8 citizens were killed in shelling and shooting in al-Castelo road and in al-Halluk neighborhood in Aleppo and its outskirts, and crossed sources confirmed that the snipers of The Syrian Democratic Forces have opened fire on them and killed them.
And a lady and her child and the uncle of the child, as well as two citizen women and two children of one family were killed in an explosion of a mortars shells plant in a building at the neighborhood of al-Sekkary in Aleppo city, and 5 citizens (3 children and 2 citizen women) were killed in an explosion in the Old City of Aleppo.