Desperate people of Aleppo fear massacre: rescue chief

Syrian civilians and rescuers gather at site of government forces air strikes in the rebel held neighbourhood of Al-Shaar in AleppoLife in Aleppo will become impossible within weeks under relentless Russian and Syrian regime air strikes, the head of the renowned White Helmets volunteer rescue force said Tuesday. “The civilians there would seize any opportunity to escape, to go wherever they could go,” Saleh told AFP in Washington, where he is on a frustrating quest for international support. In the eight days since Bashar al-Assad’s regime declared an end to a US and Russian-brokered ceasefire on September 9, Aleppo has been hit by 1,700 air strikes, according to Saleh.

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