In a press release on 4 November, we highlighted the grave situation for Aleppo as the world is preoccupied with the US elections. Residents of the besieged Aleppo had the following message dropped on them from Assad/Russian warplanes this week:
“If you do not leave these areas urgently, you will be annihilated. You know that everyone has given up on you. They left you alone to face your doom and nobody will give you any help.”
We are hoping that UK media and policy makers will continue to call for civilian protection in Syria, including through a no-bombing zone, and to continue to monitor the situation in Syria and to call out perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.