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    Almost 100,000 Children Trapped in Militant-Controlled Aleppo – Charity

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    The deteriorated situation in Aleppo and ongoing hostilities have resulted in almost 100,000 children being trapped in the militant-controlled eastern part of Aleppo, Save the Children charity organization said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Overall, some 250,000 people are trapped in east Aleppo, an area with a high risk of bombing, the charity said in a report. The civilians live in poor conditions, while families are often separated, losing contact.

    “With so many people trapped in an ever-shrinking space, children can be little more than sitting targets for bombs … We are hearing that things are so bad that many families fear they will not live through the night,” Save the Children's Syria Director Sonia Khush said, as quoted in the press release.

    Earlier on Tuesday the Russian Defense Ministry said Syrian government forces have liberated territory of east Aleppo where 90,000 people live, tens of thousands of them children. The Russian reconciliation center continues the delivery of humanitarian aid to the eastern districts of Aleppo liberated from militants.

    The situation in Aleppo has been seriously deteriorating over the recent months. Thousands of citizens are believed to be trapped in the terrorist-besieged eastern parts of Aleppo with no access to food or water. There have been several attempts to establish a ceasefire, however the bids have failed.

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