As offensive nears end, Aleppo residents tweet 'final goodbyes'

Aleppo's quarter of a million residents have been besieged and bombarded for months, prompting international outcry. Photograph:( Getty )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 13, 2016, 08.44 AM (IST)

As the city's fall nears, Aleppo's remaining residents are tweeting their “final goodbyes”.

NInety-eight per cent of the city is under regime control and the rebels holed up in one tiny, heavily-bombarded pocket,

In one such tweet, a media activist sent out a video message which he called “close to if not the last communication”.

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A man from Aleppo tweeted photos of his daughter, saying: “Will I see her for another day”. “This is a call and this might be the last call,” he tweeted, calling on viewers to “save’ the people of Aleppo.

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Another man said he was “surprised” he was still alive and tweeting.

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Others said they should not be lulled into believing the fall of Aleppo would mean a return to "normalcy".

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(WION)