Syrian authorities said on Monday that Takfiri terrorists executed 21 civilians, including women and children, at close range as they quit second city Aleppo last week.
The bodies were found in two neighborhoods in east Aleppo, official news agency SANA said late Sunday.
The head of Aleppo’s forensic unit Zaher Hajjo told SANA that “21 corpses of civilian victims, including five children and four women, killed by terrorist groups” were examined.
“The bodies were found in prisons run by the terrorist groups in Sukkari and al-Kalasseh, and they were found to have been executed by gunshot at very close range,” Hajjo was quoted as saying.
Under a landmark deal brokered by regime ally Russia and militants’ backer Turkey, 35,000 terrorists and civilians left east Aleppo last week.
Also on Monday, the Russian defense ministry said “dozens of Syrians” were summarily executed in east Aleppo by militants”.
“Mass graves containing dozens of Syrians who were summarily executed and subjected to savage torture have been discovered,” spokesman Igor Konachenkov said, according to Russian agencies.