Residents of two rebel-held neighborhoods in west Aleppo demonstrated against Russia’s “occupation” in Syria on Wednesday, reported pro-opposition sources in Syria’s largest city.
Demonstrators in the a-Sukri neighborhood of Aleppo city held up placards and signs decrying the “Russian occupation of Syria” and condemning Arab countries' complicity through their silence, according to a photo series posted by pro-opposition Halab Today satellite channel on Facebook.
“Hey you, standing on the sidewalk: Russian missiles won’t spare you,” read one placard.
Another sign, held up by a young boy standing amongst rubble, read “Russian missiles are killing us.”
“The UN Security Council only protects the interests of the large nations,” read another sign held up by a demonstrator in the nearby Jisr al-Hajj area, as seen in another photo series posted to Facebook by the Aleppo Media Center (AMC) on Wednesday.
Russian warplanes carried out three air raids on the rebel-controlled city of Darat Izza in the western Aleppo countryside on Wednesday, striking a residential area in the middle of the city and killing five civilians including two women and a child, reported the pro-opposition Aleppo Media Center.
In one of the AMC photos, a child standing atop rubble holds a placard: “Under the pretext of combating terrorism, Russia is killing children.”