Hundreds disappear from Aleppo areas occupied by Assad - UN

Orient Net | 2016-12-09 15:20 Damascuss

Hundreds disappear from Aleppo areas occupied by Assad - UN
The United Nations human rights office said Friday it received reports that hundreds of men have gone missing after crossing from opposition-held eastern Aleppo into Assad regime-controlled areas of the city.

Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that family members have reported losing contact with the men, who are between the ages of 30 and 50, after they fled opposition-held areas of Aleppo around a week or 10 days ago.

Colville expressed deep concern for the fate of these individuals given the terrible record of arbitrary detention, torture and enforced disappearances by the Assad regime. 

This comes after a report by the Guardian newspaper revealed a few days ago that Iranian and Assad terrorists detained 500 displaced men after occupying parts of eastern Aleppo. 

Local media sources have recently confirmed that Iranian militias and Assad regime set up two detention camps in the city, one at a school in al-Sakhour district and the other near al-Nairab military airport.

In recent days, Iranian and Assad terrorists backed by Russian air power have occupied large parts of eastern Aleppo. Their fierce campaign left hundreds of civilians killed or injured, destroyed much of the city’s vital services and displaced about 50,000 civilians.