Rebels massacre over 100 Syrian army hostages before leaving East Aleppo

American Herald Tribune- The moderate rebels of Fatah Halab and Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham carried out another heinous massacre prior to leaving the last east Aleppo neighborhoods this past week, an SAA officer from the Republican Guard told Al-Masdar News on Friday.

Over 100 hostages from the Syrian Arab Army, mostly young men between the ages of 18-25, were summarily executed by the jihadist rebels prior to their departure from the Sukkari and Bustan Al-Qasr districts of east Aleppo.

“These massacred soldiers were comprised of men that were captured by the rebels over a four year span in the Aleppo Governorate; they were unable to smuggle their hostages from the Sukkari School, so they chose to execute them instead,” the SAA officer added.

The photos above were released by pro-government journalists reporting from eastern Aleppo – the soldiers have not yet been identified.

Some reports indicate that a large number of the executed soldiers were beheaded before the rebels left; this could not be verified by Al-Masdar.

The Syrian Arab Army’s High Command demanded the release of these soldiers before the rebels departed from east Aleppo; however, the latter denied having any hostages.

Aleppo declared a completely liberated city by Damascus days ago as the Syrian authorities and terrorists stationed in the Eastern parts of Aleppo reached an agreement to evacuate militants from the region.

The Syrian army units started special operations in Aleppo after several humanitarian pauses declared by Damascus and Moscow to give a chance to the civilian population as well as the militants to leave the Eastern parts of the city through 8 corridors. However, on other side the rebels replied the Syrian army favor by executing the hostages.