Syrian government forces have renewed the shellings on the last holdouts of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, raising fears that a deal to evacuate civilians and rebels from the city may not be honoured.
Journalists, activists, civilians and bloggers have been live-tweeting and updating about the catastrophe in the eastern Aleppo- one of the oldest city in the world with a population of 2.5 million.
On Tuesday, a ceasefire was announced between Syrian government and rebel groups which would allow for the evacuations of tens of thousands of civilians from Aleppo.
Latest reports from the warfront indicated that the ceasefire was violated and the situation in Syria is getting worse.
Sounds of planes and bomb explosion could be heard clearly in the video and audio messages posted by activists online.
“Anyone who knows anything about the Assad regime should know what to expect. Death will be a wish for those captured and deemed [to be] opposition, weather [sic] military or civil,” one wrote in a Whatsapp message to journalists.
“Massacre in Zebdia in Aleppo area as a result of the cluster air sticks. Mostly women and children, we don’t and can’t go to rescue them,” freelance journalist Zouhir AlShimale tweeted from the eastern Aleppo.
More than 4,00,00 people have lost their lives in the four-year-old battle.