‘A Complete Meltdown of Humanity’: Civilians Die in Fight for Eastern Aleppo


Syrian government forces in the Saleheen neighborhood of eastern Aleppo on Monday.

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GENEVA — Pro-government forces retaking the eastern neighborhoods of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 82 civilians, the United Nations estimated on Tuesday, in what one official called “a complete meltdown of humanity.”

The death toll, recorded in four neighborhoods — Bustan al-Qasr, al-Fardous, al-Kallaseh and al-Saleheen — included 11 women and 13 children, some shot in the streets as they attempted to flee the fighting, said Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the United Nations high commissioner for…

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