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    Syrians who have been evacuated from eastern Aleppo, reach out for Russian food aid in government-controlled Jibreen area in Aleppo, Syria November 30, 2016. The text on the bag, which shows the Syrian and Russian national flags, reads in Arabic: Russia is with you.

    Despite Constant Threats, Russian Doctors Continue Helping Refugees From Aleppo

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    The intolerable living conditions due to the presence of the militants has forced the residents of Aleppo to escape from the territories controlled by al-Nusra Front as soon as they get a chance.

    An elderly resident of al-Sahour in eastern Aleppo, Abu Ahmad, told Sputnik Arabic that the militants threatened to kill him and his family if he tried to get away from them. However, despite these threats he decided to escape.

    His sister was wounded while they were escaping because the terrorists were firing at the fleeing civilians.

    Residents of Aleppo who managed to leave the besieged eastern parts of the city currently reside in a refugee camp which was set up by the Syrian and Russian governments.

    Abu Ahmad further told Sputnik that the suffering that they faced at the hands of al-Nusra Front made their entire family consisting of 4 adults and 3 children risk their lives in order to escape.

    “Thank you to the Syrian soldiers who risked their lives to save us. They provided my family with a car and took us to the medical center with Russian doctors. My wounded sister received first aid and we were placed in temporary shelters in the city,” Ahmad said.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting opposition groups striving to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. Damascus is also fighting numerous extremist groups, in particular Daesh, a terrorist group outlawed in Russia and many other countries.

    Russia began its anti-terrorist aerial campaign in September 2015 at the request of Assad.   

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