Assad regime jets launched on Monday a new round of bombardment on many areas in Aleppo and its countryside after extreme bombardment has previously cut off the only supply route to the city trapping 300.000 civilians.
In Aleppo eastern countryside, Assad regime jets attacked the town of Tokhar near the city of Manbij, taking the lives of eight civilians and injuring a number of others.
Assad regime jets also targeted on Sunday al-Zawiya neighborhood in Manbij, which led to the death of fifteen civilians.
Assad regime jets fighters carried out air raids on the town of Kafr Hamra in Aleppo northern countryside. The attacks killed three civilians and wounded eight others.
In Aleppo city, Assad jet fighters killed two civilians, including a woman, while a number of other civilians were injured after targeting al-Katerji neighborhood.
Assad regime airstrikes also targeted the neighborhoods of al-Meyassar, Bab al-Neirab, and al-Hawouth Roundabout. An old man was killed in al-Meyassar neighborhood as a result of that.
Emergency center targeted
Russian jet fighters targeted on Monday the operating ambulances in Aleppo western countryside, according to Orient net.
The attacks targeted the ambulances used to rescue the injured in Aleppo western countryside, damaging them and rendering them inoperable.
It is worth mentioning that Assad jet fighters targeted on Sunday civil defense volunteers’ center in al-Marj area in Damascus countryside.
The center was hugely damaged and was also rendered completely out of service.
300.000 civilians besieged in Aleppo
Castello Road, the only route into the city’s east, is now mostly in Assad regime’s hands, with pro-rebel neighborhoods in eastern Aleppo completely besieged. The road has been under constant bombardment from pro-regime forces, a monitoring group told CNN.
The capture of the Castello road, which had been used by rebels as well as merchants bringing food into the city, further tightens Assad regime’s grip on opposition areas in the north.
The UN has warned that nearly 300,000 people rely on the Castello Road for travel, food and medicine, with local market stalls sparsely stocked.
“We are deeply worried about what will happen to civilians as the fighting closes in and intensifies, while their already minimal supplies of food, water and medicine run out,” Mr. Zeid said.
Activists and doctors have warned the situation will worsen conditions in the city that has become a key battleground between regime-controlled areas in the west and rebel-held areas in the east.
“Aleppo is under full ground siege after the regime took some points on the road,” Aleppo-based activist Bahaa al-Halaby told PA.
Dr Samer Attar, a Chicago-based orthopedic surgeon who has been working with local medics in Aleppo told NBC News the loss of the road was a “death sentence” and had already had severe impacts on supplies of food and medicine.
He said: “People are running out of fresh fruit and meat. Hospitals and their staff are exhausted.”
The entire city “is going to be bombed and starved to death … unless the international community acts,” he added.