- Title: Protest in Jordan against Russian strikes in Aleppo
- Date: 13th December 2016
- Summary: AMMAN, JORDAN (DECEMBER 13,2016) (REUTERS) CARS DRIVING ON STREET VARIOUS OF PROTESTORS GATHERING NEAR RUSSIAN EMBASSY HOLDING BANNERS AND CROSSED-OUT PICTURES OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN BANNER READING (English): "#RUSSIA IS KILLING OUR CHILDREN" VARIOUS OF PROTESTORS HOLDING BANNERS AND CHANTING (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) SYRIAN BAKER FROM ALEPPO, ABU RAS, SAYING: "I want to send a message that Russia is killing our people. Russia is destroying Aleppo. My family is under siege in Aleppo and Russia is striking Aleppo every day with missiles, every day with jets, every day with toxic gases in Aleppo, in rural Hama, in Idlib, in Jisser al Shaghour. These are areas that were under strike by Russia." MORE OF PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNERS AND CHANTING MAN CHANTING, CROWD REPEATING SLOGANS PROTESTER, CATERINA SAMMOUR, CHANTING SLOGANS CLOSE OF TEARS IN SAMMOUR'S EYES AS SHE CHANTS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER, CATERINA SAMMOUR, SAYING: "I am half Russian. I have a passport of Russia, a criminal country. Putin is encircling our families in Syria and helping to kill Syrians together with Assad's (Syrian President Bashar al Assad) regime." PEOPLE HOLDING DIFFERENT BANNERS, ONE OF THEM READING (Arabic): "ALEPPO EXTERMINATED" SAMMOUR HOLDING AN CROSSED-OUT IMAGE OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN MORE OF PROTESTORS HOLDING BANNERS AND CHANTING
- Embargoed: 28th December 2016 15:46
- Keywords: Aleppo Syria Jordan Russia protest
- Location: AMMAN, JORDAN
- City: AMMAN, JORDAN
- Country: Syria
- Reuters ID: LVA0015CPXU87
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Around one hundred Jordanian and Syrian protesters gathered outside the Russian Embassy in the Jordanian capital of Amman on Tuesday (December 13) to protest against Russia's role in the offensive against rebels in east Aleppo.
Protesters, holding banners and chanting slogans, demanded Russia stops supporting Syrian President Bashar al Assad's regime.
"My family is under siege in Aleppo and Russia is striking Aleppo every day with missiles, every day with jets, every day with toxic gases in Aleppo, in rural Hama, in Idlib, in Jisser al Shaghour," Baker Abu Ras, a baker from Aleppo, said.
Others accused Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, of committing criminal acts in Syria.
"I am half Russian. I have a passport of Russia, a criminal country. Putin is encircling our families in Syria and helping to kill Syrians together with Assad's (Syrian President Bashar al Assad) regime," Caterina Sammour, who described herself as half Russian, said.
The United Nations said on Tuesday it had reports that Syrian government troops and an allied Iraqi militia had deliberately shot dead scores of men, women and children in eastern Aleppo, and warned the same "slaughter" could happen elsewhere.
The U.N. human rights office cited reports that at least 82 people had been killed on the streets while fleeing or in their homes in four different neighborhoods in the last few days.
The Syrian army has denied carrying out killings or torture among those captured, and its main ally Russia said on Tuesday that it was rebels who had "kept over 100,000 people as human shields".
The rout of rebels from their ever-shrinking territory in Aleppo sparked a mass flight of civilians and insurgents in bitter weather, a crisis the United Nations said was a "complete meltdown of humanity".
Hopes for a last-ditch deal to end the fighting by withdrawing fighters also seemed in doubt, with Moscow rejecting calls for an immediate ceasefire as concern grew over the fate of civilians.
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