According to some reports, the number of executed victims reached 100 people.
According to reports from the field, the so-called ‘moderate’ opposition massively executed captured soldiers of the Syrian Army before to leave the last neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo this week. Various pro-government sources claim that the number of killed Syrian soldiers reached 100 people. However, this information still has not been confirmed. At the same time, pro-opposition sources do not comment on the situation.
Reportedly, the massacre was committed by the Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki and Jaish al-Fatah groups in Sukkari and Bustan Al-Qasr districts of the city. The victims were mainly young men between the ages of 18-25.
A video, published online, presumably shows a Syrian soldier, captured, according to the voiceover, by members of the al-Din al-Zenki group. We also can see the same soldier in one of the photos, showing killed servicemen. So, it is clear that namely al-Din al-Zenki committed the murder of this soldier, as well as of others people in the picture.
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The photos below were published by pro-government journalists, reporting from eastern Aleppo. The soldiers, presented in the photos, still have not been identified. According to some reports, a large number of the executed soldiers were beheaded by jihadists. However, there is no confirmation of this information.
According to some reports, the High Command of the Syrian Army demanded to free these soldiers before jihadists left eastern Aleppo. However, militants denied the fact that they have any hostages.
Meanwhile, the Sputnik news agency also reported that Syrian servicemen discovered bodies of people, executed by terrorists, in one of the schools in Sukkari district. According to attorney of the Syrian military police, Samer Yousef, there were children among the killed people. Reportedly, characteristic traces of an execution, “including severed heads and poked out eyes,” were on the bodies of the victims. Some of them were shot dead at close range. Yousef added that soon, the DNA samples will be taken in order to identify the victims. According to the attorney, the execution occurred about 4-5 days ago.