Activists Show Destruction of Aleppo's Remaining Rebel-Held Areas Amid Ongoing Clashes

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20172 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Forces loyal to the Assad regime claimed the capture of <a href="https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%B4-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%88%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%8A%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%B7%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%AD%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84-2/" target="_blank">96 percent of Aleppo</a> on December 12, with fighting continuing in the Jisr al-Hajj, Bustan al-Qasir, Kallaseh, and Salheen neighborhoods.

This video was released during the early hours of December 12, showing shattered buildings in the besieged Jisr al-Hajj area of southern Aleppo. Several fighters can be seen carrying automatic weapons in the background, while a large plume of smoke can be seen at the end of the video. The media activist identifies that he is in Jisr al-Hajj, one of the last remaining bastions of rebel-held Aleppo.

Less than 24 hours earlier, Syrian airstrikes and barrel bombings in the Jisr al-Hajj area led to the death of at least 50 civilians, according to <a href="http://orient-news.net/ar/news_show/87409/0/%D9%85%D8%AC%D8%B2%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%91%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%AC%D8%B3%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AD%D8%AC-%D8%A8%D8%AD%D9%84%D8%A8-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B6%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA" target="_blank">activist media reports</a>.

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