Media Advisory: Aleppo Press Conference
Chicago Syrians, Muslims React to Mass Executions Of Civilians in Aleppo, Syria
200 Civilians Killed Yesterday Alone
CAIR-Chicago, CIOGC, and Syrian community organizations are holding a press conference TODAY at 1:00pm to react to the world's worst humanitarian crisis still unfolding as we speak; thousands were killed in Aleppo in recent days and many more holed up and bracing for mass murder.
WHAT: Press Conference to react to and give statements on the human rights crisis and war crimes happening now in Aleppo, Syria
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 1:00 pm CST
WHO: CIOGC, Syrian American Council, Syrian Forum USA, and CAIR-Chicago
WHERE: Downtown Islamic Center, 231 S. State Street, Chicago IL, 60604
Some 150,000 civilians are crammed into 2 small districts in Aleppo and awaiting a possible massacre after a pro-regime military coalition dominated by Iran-backed foreign fighters and Russian warplanes made rapid gains against rebels in east Aleppo over the past two weeks.
- Mass executions have been reported in multiple areas that the regime seized today. At least 200 people have been killed so far today. Whole families with last names associated with opposition were killed. All those found in the SAMS-sponsored Hayat hospital were killed.
- Mass arrests and forced conscriptions have been reported in multiple areas. Just in the first area seized by regime two weeks ago (Masaken Hanano), 500 young men were detained and disappeared. New photos of dozens of young men detained en masse appeared today.
- Activists and aid workers are sending out "final messages" to the world as pro-regime forces approach their areas, then disappearing as regime forces invade. Their fate is unknown but if captured by the regime they are quite likely to be tortured to death.