Dozens of civilians killed in Aleppo as Syrian regime tightens bloody siege of the city

 Syrians surround the wreckage of a downed Russian helicopter

Syrians surround the wreckage of a downed Russian helicopter

{MIRROR} – Dozens of civillians including women and children have been slaughtered in stricken Aleppo in the past 48 hours after being caught in crossfire whilst besieged by Syrian regime forces.

More than 300,000 are trapped in the Syrian city which, according to Tory MP Andrew Mitchell is becoming the ‘new Srebrenica’ – the Bosnian city where thousands of Muslims died as the UN looked on in 1995.

Around two million Aleppo citizens have already fled the city which is in ruins after five years of bitter fighting between President Assad’s troops and rebel factions.

It came as it emerged a helicopter overnight had dropped suspected chlorine gas on a town in Syria’s Idlib province – leaving 33 civilians including 18 woman and ten children being rushed to hospital.

The attack happened just hours after a Russian helicopter was shot down by rebels nearby.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.